UK : Roofers fined £160k after worker’s fall


A London roofing company has been fined £160,000 plus costs after a worker fell two storeys onto a concrete floor.

Southwark Crown Court heard how 56-year old Ali Mucoj had been completing roof work for Wessexmoor Ltd at a site on Glycena Road in London when he fell from an unguarded rear roof. He suffered multiple injuries including internal bleeding on the brain and a broken left leg.

An investigation by the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) found that Wessexmoor had failed to implement necessary safety measures, such as edge protection or guardrails to prevent falls from height.

Wessesxmoor Ltd of Baring Road, Grove Park, London pleaded guilty to breaching Regulation 6 (3) of the Work at Height Regulations 2005. It was been fined £160,000 and ordered to pay costs of £7,580.85.

HSE inspector Gavin Pugh said after the hearing: “Mr Mucoj suffered life changing injuries as a result of Wessexmoor’s safety failings. Duty holders must ensure all work at height is properly planned and all necessary equipment is put in place to ensure workers safety.”

Source : The Construction Index UK

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