Quarter of a million pound penalty for roof void fall
Friday 5th May 2017
The 49-year-old also sustained a fractured spleen and ribs in the 3.5 m fall.
Bristol Magistrates' Court was told that the victim had been contracted by Solarjen - formerly Paul O'Brien Solar Installations (SW) - to carry out work at Fairlawn School in Montpelier.
However, the firm had not erected guardrails to prevent its employees falling through voids in the roof. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) also said it had failed to appropriately supervise the task.
Solarjen pleaded guilty to breaching reg 4(1) of the Work at Height Regulations 2005 for failing to ensure the work at height was properly planned, supervised and carried out. It has been ordered to pay costs of £12,073.