Two firms have been fined more than £30,000 after a labourer suffered multiple injuries in a fall from unguarded scaffolding.
56-year-old Stephen Keegan from Frome in Somerset was a temporary employee of Julian Chard Carpentry Ltd.
The company was sub-contracted by C J Deighton & Co Ltd to build timber frames for properties in Trowbridge, Wiltshire last March.
A court heard that Mr Keegan fell two metres from an unguarded section of scaffolding.He suffered a fractured knee and wrist, broken collarbone, perforated ear drum.
Both were found guilty of breaching construction regulations. Julian Chard Carpentry was fined £10,000 and ordered to pay £3,121 in costs. C J Deighton & Co was fined £15,000 and ordered to pay £3,122 in costs.
CJ Deighton has gone in liquidation and Julian Chard Carpentry has now ceased trading.