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Roofing Contractor Fined After Employee Feel Through A Fragile Roof
A Norwich based roofing contractor has been fined after his employee fell seven metres through a roof on which he was working.
The 26 year old employee was kneeling on a scafolding board on top of a fragile roof when he fell forward and smashed through a roof light. He fell seven metres and landed on a pallet stacked with ceramic mugs below. He suffered injuries to his back and sternum and needed to wear a full bodt brace for six weeks after.
The Norwich based contractor was fined £3,000 and ordered to pay £3,415 after pleading guilty to breaches of Regulations 4(1) and 9(2) of the Work at Height Regulations 2005.
To read this story in full, please click on the folloiwng link http://press.hse.gov.uk/2015/roofing-contractor-fined-after-employee-fell-through-fragile-roof/?ebul=hsegen&cr=5/10-aug-15