Demolition worker injured in accident at work

A demolition worker was injured in an accident at work, resulting in his employer being fined GBP 12,000.

The man was working for Grimsby-based H Cope & Sons Ltd in Walmsgate Place when the incident took place in January 2009.

He fell through a garage roof to the floor seven feet below, shattering his leg and breaking his wrist.

Health and Safety Executive inspector Dave Bradley said: "This incident has had a devastating and long-term impact on the man involved. Sadly, it was also totally avoidable."

The demolition company, which is registered at Moody Lane, Grimsby, was prosecuted under Section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.

It was ordered to pay costs of GBP 3,570.80 in addition to the GBP 12,000 fine.

Last month, James Thompson of James Thompson Carpentry and Building was fined GBP 10,000 after one of his employees fell while removing a tarpaulin from a one-storey roof extension.

Posted by Wayne Weir ADNFCR-2070-ID-800358257-ADNFCR

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