News Lockerbie Company Fined After Worker Fell Through Roof Light While Installing Solar Panels

A Lockerbie company has been fined after a worker fell through a roof-light whilst installing solar panels on the roof of a barn at a property in Newton Stewart.

The employee was placing solar panels onto a roof on 25 April last year and stepped back on to a roof-light, falling through it 3.6 metres to the floor below.

Stranraer Sheriff Court was told that RJW Electrical Services (Lochmaben) Limited of Lockerbie had no measures in place to prevent the risk of falling from the edge of the roof in question or falling through roof-lights, exposing the employee to the risk of injury.

RJW Electrical Services (Lochmaben) Limited of Vendace Place, Lochmaben, Lockerbie, pleaded guilty to breaching Regulation 4 of the Work at Height Regulations 2005, and Section 33(1)(c) of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and was fined £10,000 at Stranraer Sheriff Court.

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