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Firms fined after worker is left paralysed by roof fall


A construction company and a roofing contractor have been fined after a worker was left paralysed from the waist down when he plunged four metres through a hole in a roof at a Swindon building site.

Giovanni Mastrodomenico, 56, from Swindon, fell through a waterproof membrane into the unguarded hole while working at the Marlborough Park development in the town on 31 August 2011.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) yesterday (8 July) prosecuted his employer Tego Roofing Ltd, of Oxford, and Surrey-based principal contractor Wates Construction Ltd for safety failings relating to the incident.

Read More: http://www.hse.gov.uk/press/2013/rnn-sw-tego-wates.htm

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