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Roofing company fined after worker fell through a roof

27 June 2017

A London based roofing company has been fined after a 56-year old worker fell through two storeys onto a concrete floor.

Southwark Crown Court heard how 56-year old Ali Mucoj, while working for Wessexmoor, had been completing roof work at a site on Glycena Road in London, when he fell from an unguarded rear roof and suffered multiple injuries including internal bleeding on the brain and a broken left leg.

An investigation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) found Wessexmoor failed to implement the required safety measures to ensure the roof work was conducted in a safe manner. It was found the roof in question had no edge protection or guardrails in place to prevent falls from height.

Wessesxmoor pleaded guilty to breaching Regulation 6 (3) of the Work at Height Regulations 2005.The company has been fined £160,000 and ordered to pay costs of £7580.85.

Speaking after the hearing HSE inspector Gavin Pugh said: “Mr Mucoj suffered life changing injuries as a result of Wessexmoor’s safety failings. Duty holders must ensure all work at height is properly planned and all necessary equipment is put in place to ensure workers safety.”