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    ROOF FALL CAUSES LIFE CHANGING INJURIES

    Inadequate planning and absence of necessary equipment caused fall

    Wessesxmoor Ltd, a London-based roofing company, has been fined £160,000 after a 56-year old worker fell through two storeys onto a concrete floor.

    Southwark Crown Court heard how 56-year old Ali Mucoj was completing roof work at a site on when he fell from an unguarded rear roof and suffered multiple injuries including internal bleeding on the brain and a broken left leg.

    HSE investigators found the company failed to implement the required safety measures which would have ensured the roof work was conducted in a safe manner.

    It was found the roof in question had no edge protection or guard rails in place to prevent falls from height.

    Life changing injuries

    Wessesxmoor Ltd of Baring Road, Grove Park, London pleaded guilty to breaching Regulation 6 (3) of the Work at Height Regulations 2005.

    The company has today been fined £160,000 and ordered to pay costs of £7,580.85.

    Speaking after the hearing HSE inspector Gavin Pugh said:

    “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.”

     

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