The IP began to offload the a vehicle, it was dark due to the time, but the yard was floodlit. He was offloading sandbags onto the pallets where the sandbags are stored. A gully had been left on the floor next to the pallet by sub-contractors. Not seeing the gully whilst walking and fell causing a gash to his knee. The resulting injury was a cut to the knee that required stiches at the local A&E.
- Area was lit by flood lights however shadows cast by the vehicle may have caused the object to be less visible than normal
- The gully had been left on the floor by a sub-contracting gang working for contracting
- The driver had not inspected the area before beginning to work in the area