Scaffolding firm and Tata Steel to go on trial over scaffolders fall

Port Talbot, Wales

A scaffolding contractor and Tata Steel are due in court accused of health and safety failings after a scaffolder was seriously injured in a fall.

Scaffolder Stephen Kift was seriously hurt while working at Port Talbot Steelworks, Wales on 18 January 2014.

According to media reports, Scaffolding specialist and NASC members Rowecord Total Access based in Swansea face a charge relating to the erection, use and dismantling of scaffolding.

While Tata is accused of failing to plan, manage and monitor the construction phase of refurbishment work at Morfa coke ovens at its Port Talbot site.

The court case is due to take place at Swansea Crown Court from 3 June.