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FATAL FALL THROUGH FACTORY ROOF

Workman dies whilst carrying out work on factory roof

Humberside Police have issued a statement concerning a fatal accident at the premises of Garthwest Limited, a carboard box manufacturer, in Hull.

The police received a call at 1553hrs on Thursday 29 October 2009 reporting a work related incident at Garthwest Limited, Rotterdam Road, Hull during which a 52-year-old Hull man sustained serious injuries and sadly died at Hull Royal Infirmary. 

HSE have been informed and an investigation is being conducted to establish the circumstances. Further enquiries suggest that the workman fell through the roof of the factory.

Comment: We are aware of 25 fatal injuries during construction work since 1 April 2009. Falls through fragile roofs account for some 25% of these deaths. Action to raise awareness of the hazard of fragile roofs and the precautions available must be a key priority.

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