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Contractor fined following unsafe work at height

9th October 2012 | Health and Safety Signs

Posted by Ben Alexander

A self-employed demolition contractor from Langley Mill has been fined after members of the public reported staff operating at unsafe roof heights during the demolition of a pub in Ripley.

Colin Rogers, 59, of Andrews Drive was trading as Central Demolition and Salvage Specialists and was the principal contractor at the former Jolly Colliers pub on Jessop Street in May 2011, where locals took photographs of the dangerous work.

A similar offence was committed by Oxfordshire Ales, which was recently given a £6,000 fine by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) after employees were found to be operating at hazardous heights.

Two prohibition notices were served by the HSE before the court fined Mr Rogers £2,500 and demanded him to pay costs of £2,500.

Speaking after the hearing, HSE Inspector Lee Greatorex said: "The dangers that the workers faced were so great and so obvious that no fewer than three members of the public took the trouble to contact HSE with their concerns, one of them with photographs."ADNFCR-2754-ID-801465688-ADNFCR


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