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Subject: 16 Year old apprentice falls four metres leaving him badly bruised.
A 16 year old apprentice had a lucky escape from serious injury after falling four metres through a fragile roof light at a farm.
The 16-year-old was on the ground tidying up when he was asked by another apprentice if he would fetch a tool from the top of the roof. Without thinking to put a harness on, the youngster went on to the roof, stumbled and trod on a partially-covered roof light which gave way, sending him crashing through to land on the concrete floor below.
As a result, he suffered bad bruising to his back but no broken bones after his fall.
It was found that his employer had not completed or had provided insufficient precautions with leaving the sunroof only partially covered. His employer was fined £2,000 and ordered to pay £505 in costs.
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