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Firm firmed after worker’s roof fall causes ‘life-threatening’ injuries

21 April 2015

Lockheed Martin UK Ampthill Limited was fined £10,000 (and ordered to pay more than £7,300 in costs) after admitting a breach of Work at Height Regulations.

Appearing at Luton Magistrates’ Court, the manufacturing company pleaded guilty in relation to its role in an incident in January 2012, when a contractor fell from a roof.

The man was working on the roof at its site in Ampthill, Bedfordshire. He fell through a skylight and suffered injuries that needed emergency life-saving treatment.

The company must also pay a £120 victim surcharge.

This section of HSE’s website shows what you, as an employer, need to do to protect your employees when they work at height. It is also a useful resource to employees and their representatives.

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