MW Roofing fined over fall from height risk

MW Roofing (NW) Ltd, a roofing contractor, has been fined after putting the lives of two employees at risk whilst working at height without protection against falls. Employees of MW Roofing where removing a chimney on a two storey house, at the site on Bertha Road, Rochdale, when they were seen accessing the roof via a cat ladder. While waste material …

Cladding contractor fined after roof fall

Suffolk-based cladding contractor Balsham (Buildings) has been fined after a worker fell 7 m and suffered a serious head injury. The Kennett firm was fined £45,000 following the incident, which saw Rafal Myslim suffer a haematoma on the brain. Chelmsford Crown Court heard that Mr Myslim was standing on a fragile roof at Dengie Crops premises in Asheldem, …

Roof fall highlights planning flaws

Chelmsford Crown Court heard how Rafal Myslim was standing on the fragile roof at Dengie Crops Ltd in Asheldem when the asbestos sheeting gave way. He fell 7.5 metres onto a concrete floor, hitting a number of pipes within the building on the way down. There was no safety netting or other protective equipment to prevent him from falling and he suffered …