A construction firm has been fined £144,000 after a worker was seriously injured when he fell off a roof during demolition work. The Romanian labourer fell from the partly demolished roof and suffered serious injuries. No scaffolding had been provided and the work was not being supervised.
The site was inspected by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) two weeks after the incident and unsupervised demolition work was still being carried out. A number of serious matters were identified including asbestos which had been removed from the house and was found in a pile by a neighbouring property’s hedge and in broken pieces mixed in with other debris.