Fragile roof fall costs contractor £9500

Source: on 2009-07-28 12:16:00

A roofing firm has been successfully prosecuted after a worker fell through a fragile roof.Lee Bridge, who worked for Tower Roofing, was cleaning guttering at a factory in Swinton, Greater Manchester, when the fragile roof gave way. His four-metre fall to the factory's concrete floor was broken by a stack of pallets which he bounced off half-way down.HSE inspector Angelica Rutherford-Hacon said Bridge was lucky to be alive."The ...

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