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Company fined after worker's death

08 August 2016

Whitegyll Plastics has been fined after one of its employees fell to his death through a roof light.

Bradford Crown Court head that the incident occurred in June 2014 when the employee fell through the roof light.

He had been working with a colleague, covering the roof lights with blackout vinyl to block out the sunlight and reduce heat within the factory, according to

The court heard the employee fell 5.5m onto the floor of the fabrications department below.

Whitegyll Plastics, which is a signage and display manufacturer, was found to have failed in its duty to adequately supervise the workers.

It was heard that the company's managers had missed opportunities to prevent the employees from working on the roof.

The company pleaded guilty to breaching Section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.

It received a fine of £120,000 plus costs of £37,655 from Bradford Crown Court after the prosecution, brought by the Health and Safety Executive.

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