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    FINED FOR UNSAFE ROOFWORK FROM LADDER

    Diary owner prosecuted for risky roof repair

    Andrew Howard a partner in the Beechdean Dairies has been fined £6k and ordered to pay £5k prosecution costs after an employee fell from a ladder in High Wycombe on 19 June 2007 working on a ladder to felt part of a factory roof. The ladder he was standing on became displaced and he fell and broke both his wrists.

    HSE Inspector, Kelly Nichols, said:” more workers are injured falling from a ladder than any other access equipment. In 2007/2008, 16 workers died and over 1,100 suffered major injury following a fall from a ladder. Half of ‘falls’ injuries occur during building and plant maintenance activities. With proper planning and sensible management of the risks the vast majority of deaths and injuries from a fall at work can be avoided.”

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