MB Facilities Management Ltd fined after worker falls through unstable stable roof

A Knightsbridge facilities and cleaning company has been fined after one of its employees fell six metres through a riding school roof on the Longcross estate in Surrey. The worker, who does not wished to be named, miraculously escaped with only minor injuries in the fall after a sand-covered floor cushioned his impact.His employer MB Facilities Management Ltd had been sub-contracted to clean gutters at Lilypond Farm on the estate, near Chertsey, when the incident occurred on 23 March this year.

North Surrey Magistrates’ Court heard today (17 October) that the worker was cleaning the stable roof as part of the job when he stepped on a plastic skylight that gave way beneath him. He plunged to a riding arena below, covered with soft sand for the comfort of horses.An investigation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) identified that he had he fallen onto concrete he could have been seriously injured or killed. http://www.hse.gov.uk/press/2012/rnn-se-19112.htm?eban=rss-