A painting company in Sheffield has been fined GBP 2,000 after a work injury caused life-changing damages to the body of an employee.
John Henderson suffered multiple fractures to his legs and arm when he fell seven metres through a fragile surface while preparing to clean roof lights at Beeley Fabrications in Sheffield.
An investigation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) found that Charles Painting had not installed any working platforms, guard rails, scaffold or any means of protection against the fall.
HSE inspector Alison Crank said: "There were no precautions in place at the time to prevent a fall through the fragile roof or from the roof edge and as a result Mr Henderson sustained long-term serious injury."
It follows news that Leeds bottle manufacturer Allied Glass Containers has been fined after an employee suffered a severe work injury when he fell two metres onto a concrete floor.