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A construction firm which erects steel-framed agricultural buildings has been fined £100,000 after a worker fell 6.3 m from a roof and died.

The employee was installing roof sheets on a new agricultural building when they fell 6.3 m. The HSE investigation found that the C & R Construction (SW) employee was installing roof sheets on a new agricultural building when the incident occurred on 11 May 2016.

C & R Construction (SW) did not provide suitable edge protection. It also failed to ensure there was a sufficient risk assessment and did not ensure that those installing the edge protection and supervising the work had received adequate training.

The Crediton, Devon-based firm pleaded guilty to breaching reg 2 (1) of the Health and Safety at Work Act at Plymouth Magistrates’ Court on 19 January. C & R Construction (SW) was fined £100,000 and ordered to pay £11,060 in costs.

Source – IOSH

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