Farming company fined after worker seriously injured in roof fall


A farming partnership has been fined for safety failings after a worker was seriously injured when he fell from the roof of a cowshed that was being dismantled.

Andrew Kennedy, then 22, was working as a labourer at Craigley Farms, Gelston, Castle Douglas when the incident occurred on 7 July 2010.

He was on the roof of the cowshed removing roof panels when he turned and stepped onto a translucent panel, which gave way beneath him and he fell to the concrete floor some four metres below.

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