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Farmworker suffered severe injuries in fall

A farmworker suffered severe facial injuries after falling 16ft through a shed roof in Cornwall.

Bodmin Magistrates' Court heard self-employed worker, James Best, 24, of Blisland was asked to help remove fibre cement roof sheets from a shed at Park Farm, Washaway, near Bodmin on 12 July 2011.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) brought the prosecution against Martin Dairy, as a result of the incident that left Mr Best with a broken jaw, damaged eye socket and broken arm.

Martin Dairy Ltd. of St Mabyn pleaded guilty to a breach of Regulation 4 of the Work at Height Regulations 2005 and was fined £4,000 and ordered to pay £1,033 in costs.


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