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Roofing firm in court over Chorley school roof fall

Photo shows St Marys Primary School in Chorley where a worker fell through the roof

A roofing firm has been fined for safety failings after a worker sustained severe injuries when he fell through a primary school roof in Chorley.

The 51-year-old from Kirkby, who has asked not to be named, suffered fractures to his spine, breastbone and ribs in the incident at St Marys Primary Sc…

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Roofing company fined over foreman's fall

A Southampton-based roofing company has been prosecuted after a worker suffered serious injuries, including brain damage, when he fell from a roof.

The 57 year old was working for Focus (Southampton) Ltd. as a foreman on a project to remove an asbestos cement roof at the Kiln Acre Industrial Par…

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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 no…

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