Posted on 02/21/12 in News, No Comments

A vehicle repair firm has been sentenced after worker fell through a fragile garage roof in Manchester.

The worker, Mr Hashim, was fixing a new advertising sign to the roof a garage owned by Quality Exhaust Supplies and Fitting Service Ltd in the Longsight Industrial Estate when the company had asked him to climb onto the sloping roof to help fix the sign in place. As Mr Hashim was making his way back across the roof to the ladder the skylight gave way and he fell four metres through the skylight onto the concrete floor.

Unfortunately he did not regain consciousness and died two weeks later in hospital.

Quality Exhaust Supplies and Fitting Service Ltd, were prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

The HSE investigated the matter and found Mr Hashim had been warned about the fragile roof however, no action was taken to keep him safe by preventing him accessing the area.

Quality Exhaust Supplies and Fitting Service Ltd pleaded guilty to breaching Section 3(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 and were fined £15,000 and ordered to pay £3,000 costs.

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