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Roofing Firm Fined after Worker Falls from Height

An Exeter based roofing business has been prosecuted following an incident in which a worker fell through a skylight.

In November 2014, three employees were working on an asbestos cement roof when one worker fell about three meters to the ground below. He suffered injuries to his hip, wrist and his head.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) investigated the incident and found that the work had not been properly supervised or planned.

After pleading guilty to breaching Regulation 4(1) of the Work at Height Regulations 2005, Haran Limited, of Clyst Road, Exeter, Devon, was fined £18,000 and ordered to pay costs of £1,070.

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Source: Health & Safety Executive