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Vehicle repair firm in court over Manchester roof death

A vehicle repair firm has been sentenced over the death of a man who fell through a fragile garage roof in Manchester.

Mohammed Hashim, 76, was helping to fix a new advertising sign to the roof of GB Autos on the Longsight Industrial Estate on Newton Avenue when he fell through a skylight. He did not regain consciousness and died two weeks later in hospital.

Quality Exhaust Supplies and Fitting Service Ltd, which owns the garage, was prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) for failing to ensure Mr Hashim's safety.

Quality Exhaust Supplies and Fitting Service Ltd. pleaded guilty to breaching Section 3(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974. The company was fined £15,000 and ordered to pay £3,000 in prosecution costs on 16 February 2012.


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