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Builder fined after worker fell through fragile roof

Bristol Crown Court heard how in August 2014 the 25-year-old employee of N C Tucker Limited of Wedmore, fell five metres through a fragile roof light at a farm during roofing work. This was his first roofing job, having only worked for the company for four weeks prior to the incident.

He suffered brain injury, a fractured spine and broken ribs.

N C Tucker Limited, of The Cottage, Guildhall Lane, Wedmore, was fined a total of £26,000, and ordered to pay £3,738 in costs after pleading guilty to an offence under Section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974

Added: 21-10-2015
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