Man fined GBP15k after employee falls from roof

A man has been fined GBP 15,000 after one of his employees broke both of his legs in an accident at work.

The employee was working for Robert Peter Mackie, 36, from the Turriff area of Aberdeenshire, who was trading as RDM Engineering at the time of the incident.

On November 20th 2008 he was fixing the roof of a new potato store when he slipped and fell from the edge of the roof, landed on an adjacent roof below.

Mr Mackie pleaded guilty to of breaching section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974.

Health and Safety Executive (HSE) inspector Liz Standen said: "There is no excuse for leaving roofs under construction unguarded against falls."

She went on to say that HSE statistics show that during 2008/09, ten people died and 1,423 were injured in Scotland while working in construction, many of whom could have gone on to seek injuries compensation.

Earlier this week, Adam Steven Walker, director of Steven Walker and Sons Ltd, was fined GBP 10,000 following an accident at work that left an employee with extensive bruising to his lower back.

The worker fell through a skylight onto a machine below due to the employer failing to comply with health and safety rules.

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Man fined GBP15k after employee falls from roof

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