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Firm fined after chimney sweep injury

8th November 2013 | Health and Safety Signs

Posted by Ben Alexander

A roofing firm has been found guilty of breaching health and safety regulations after one of their workers suffered a five metre fall.

Dylan Skelhorn had been sweeping a chimney from the top when he slipped and fell on June 20th 2011. He fractured two ribs and his pelvis, and suffered a collapsed lung.

Mr Skelhorn had to stay in hospital for five days, and still needs both physiotherapy and help managing the pain. He now needs crutches, and has not been able to return to work.

An investigation by the Health and Safety Executive found that no precautions had been taken to prevent the fall.

In addition, the company had not completed a risk assessment or provided any training for its employees.

D Henderson Chimney Specialists and Roofers Ltd was prosecuted on November 5th 2013, and pleaded guilty to breaching Sections 2(1) and 33(1)(a) of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974. The company was fined £20,000.ADNFCR-2754-ID-801658525-ADNFCR


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