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Kit form farm builder lands £100,000 fine for fatal fall

A construction firm which erects steel-framed agricultural buildings has been fined £100,000 after a worker fell 6.3 m from a roof and died.

Kit form farm builder lands £100,000 fine for fatal fall
The employee was installing roof sheets on a new agricultural building when they fell 6.3 m

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) investigation found that the C & R Construction (SW) employee was installing roof sheets on a new agricultural building when the incident occurred on 11 May 2016.

C & R Construction (SW) did not provide suitable edge protection. It also failed to ensure there was a sufficient risk assessment and did not ensure that those installing the edge protection and supervising the work had received adequate training. 

The Crediton, Devon-based firm pleaded guilty to breaching s 2 (1) of the Health and Safety at Work Act at Plymouth Magistrates’ Court on 19 January. C & R Construction (SW) was fined £100,000 and ordered to pay £11,060 in costs.

 

Nic Warburton is acting editor, IOSH Magazine

 Nick Warburton is acting editor of IOSH Magazine. He is a former editor of SHP and has also worked on Local Authority Waste and Recycling and Environmental Health Practitioner

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