North Lincolnshire company fined after worker injured in fall from height
A Scunthorpe-based roofing contractor has been fined £53,000 for safety breaches after a worker suffered numerous fractures following a fall through a fragile roof.
Grimsby Magistrates court heard how, between 11 September 2016 and 1 October 2016, the employee of Broadley Roofing Ltd was working on a roof while the company were carrying out external refurbishment of the warehouse of a former retail store at Skippingdale Industrial Estate. Scunthorpe. On 30 September 2016, the worker was on the roof working when he fell six metres on to a solid concrete floor. He suffered numerous fractures including his vertebrae, shoulder, ankle, and ribs.
An HSE investigation found that while unsecured boards had been provided to cover nearby roof lights, the company failed to provide any other control measures to prevent falls through the roof while the roof sheets were being replaced. In addition to the fine, Broadley Roofing Limited must pay £2,465.15 in costs.