Canterbury Crown Court has fined a Kent metalwork casting and machining company £160,000 and ordered to pay costs of £5,767 after pleading guilty to breaching Regulation 6(3) of the Work at Height Regulations 2005.
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) told the court that an employee was working on a roof in September 2014 and nearly fell through a fragile roof light. The HSE reported that the company failed to provide appropriate safety equipment or adequate training.
After the case was heard, HSE Inspector Guy Widdowson said :“This incident had the potential to cause significant, life threatening injuries to the employee who was affected.”
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