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    ROOF FALL FATALITY ON RETAIL UNIT

    Roof worker dies after falling through roof of retail unit

    We understand that a workman has died after falling through a roof at the Peel Centre, Bognor Regis, Sussex. The man was undertaking roof repairs when he fell many metres to his death below. Police and HSE are believed to be investigating the death.

    Comment: Falling through fragile roofs (rooflights and fibre cement sheets) remains one of the major causes of fatal falls in construction. There have been some 18 worker deaths due to falls through fragile roofs in the last three years accounting for some 20% of all construction sector fatalities.

    The precautions required to prevent or minimise harm from such falls are well known. Owners and occupiers of buildings containing fragile roofs need to ensure that any work on the roof is subject to suitable management arrangements. Under CDM 2007 this is now the specific duty of construction clients  supplementing the duty regarding work on or near fragile roofs placed on contractors.

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