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Demolition company fined for fragile roof fall

H. Cope and Sons Ltd has appeared in court for failing to provide its employees with a safe system of work during the bulldozing of a block of garages.

One of the workers fell through a garage roof after losing his balance, landing on the ground seven feet below.

H. Cope and Sons pleaded guilty to breaching s2(1) of the Health and Sasfety at Work Act, was fined £12,000 and ordered to pay £3571 in costs.

Read more at SHP Online.

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