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Hereford firm fined after worker falls through roof

22nd July 2013 | Health and Safety Signs

Posted by Ben Alexander

A Hereford construction firm has been fined after an employee fell through a roof.

The 49-year-old from Hereford was working to convert a garage into a garden room when the incident happened on May 24th 2012.

Nunnington company S C Joseph was prosecuted on July 19th by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) after an investigation found that the firm had failed to guarantee suitable measures were in place to stop the fall.

Herefordshire Magistrates' Court heard that the worker had been operating on the roof to install two roof lights when it gave way, causing him to fall 3.5 metres onto a concrete floor.

The company was fined a total of £4,000 and ordered to pay £1,516 in prosecution costs.

HSE inspector Keiron Jones said: “S C Joseph should have carried out a proper assessment of the risks and then controlled them so that the work could be carried out safely. Had there, for example, been a platform beneath the roof opening then the worker could have avoided the serious back injury he sustained.”ADNFCR-2754-ID-801615050-ADNFCR


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