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Sixteen year old worker falls through skylight


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A Stoke on Trent roofing company has been fined after an employee suffered serious injury when he fell through a roof skylight at Northwood Lane, Clayton, Newcastle under Lyme.

Newcastle under Lyme Magistrates’ Court heard how the young worker accessed an unprotected roof and fell through the skylight. He was working for his uncle during the summer vacation when the incident occurred. He suffered three cracked vertebrae.

An investigation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) into the incident that occurred on 7 July 2014, found that there was poor supervision and training.

Storm Roofing Services Limited, of Brindley Ford, Stoke on Trent, pleaded guilty to breaching Regulations 6(2) and 6(3) of the Work at Height Regulations 2005, and was fined £14,000 and ordered to pay costs of £6,919.

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