A Merseyside scaffolding firm has been fined £300,000 after a worker died at its yard in 2012

***** Scaffolding in Liverpool pleaded guilty to corporate manslaughter after failing to heed health and safety warnings or take reasonable steps to ensure the safety of employees tasked to carry out work on the roof of the shed at the firm’s yard. Back in September 2012 **** Scaffolding employee **** *****, 44, had just returned to work on light duties after having a heart attack just days before he died at the firm’s yard in Netherley.

While carrying out roof repairs on the company’s storage shed, **** fell through a perspex skylight falling more than four meters onto the concrete floor below.

He suffered multiple fractures to his skull, a brain injury and fractures to his wrist.

Police and paramedics were called to the scene but Mr **** died later that day in hospital.

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