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Subject: Landlord fined after office tenant falls through roof.
A landlord has been fined after a man suffered a back injury (fractured vertebrae) when he fell through a faulty fire escape.
The 36 year old was left with serious back injuries after falling more than three metres while leaving the building. He spent a month in hospital following the incident and had to wear a torso brace to support his back while his injuries healed. He rented space for his business on the top floor of the five storey building.That evening he was working on his own when he became aware of intruders in the building and decided to use the external fire escape to try to avoid any confrontation. As a result, he was unable to work for three months.
It was reported that the company had failed to maintain the fire escape and, despite being aware of its poor condition for six months. They were fined £13,500 and was told to pay £961 costs.
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