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fragile roof incident

Construction company fined after worker falls through a fragile roof.

A construction company, Cairns Heritage Homes Limited, of Rectory Place, Old Parsonage Lane, Hoton, Loughborough, was fined £80,000 because of a fragile roof incident involving their employee.

What leads to the fragile roof incident?

According to HSE Health and Safety Executive, An employee of Cairns Heritage Homes Limited was repairing the roof of Nottingham Recycling Limited on 1 August 2019 when he fell approximately 7m to the floor below and suffered injuries. 

There was a scaffold meant to access the roof, but there was not enough measure to ensure safe work.

When the worker accessed the roof, he devised an ad-hoc working method by constructing a makeshift/staging system from wooden planks.

An investigation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) found that Cairns Heritage Homes Limited had been contracted to repair the roof of the recycling plant while a ‘bailing machine’ was not being used.

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