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Hereford building firm fined for employee roof fall


A Hereford construction firm has been fined for safety failings after an employee fractured his back when he fell more than three metres through a roof.

The 49 year-old, from Hereford, who has asked not to be named, had been working to convert a garage into a garden room at a home in Westhide, Hereford when the incident occurred on 24 May last year.

Nunnington-based S C Joseph, was today (19 July 2013) prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) after an investigation found the firm had failed to ensure suitable measures were in place to prevent or mitigate a fall.

Read More: http://www.hse.gov.uk/press/2013/rnn-wm-191.htm?eban=rss-falls-from-height

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