Manager fined

Jul 11 2017

 A manager at a roofing company has been fined $7500 plus costs of $517 after a labourer suffered multiple fractures in a five-metre fall through a skylight in Perth.

 
Charles Roy Farmer was the operations manager for Deslin, trading as Roofing 2000, and was supervising roof refurbishment on a 40-year-old building in Bicton in September 2015.
 
The roof labourer was standing on a loose insulation roll next to the edge of a skylight and was unaware of it when he took a step back and fell to the concrete floor.
Farmer noted several fragile skylights but did not ensure workers used a fall injury prevention system.
 
Farmer was fined in Fremantle Magistrates Court after he pleaded guilty to failing to take care to avoid adversely affecting another person and, by that failure, causing serious harm.
 
"Over the past 10 years, 31 West Australian workers have lost their lives as the result of work-related falls, five of these during the 2016/17 financial year," he said.
 
"Add to this the number of workers who have sustained permanent and life- changing injuries in falls, and the size of the problem becomes apparent."
 
Source: AAP

Last changed: Jul 11 2017 at 11:29 AM

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