There was no edge protection, no means of preventing objects falling from the roof and no segregation from members of the public who could have been hit by falling materials.
HSE served a Prohibition Notice requiring him to stop work immediately and put in place proper precautions.
He was fined £1,500 and ordered to pay costs of £3,500
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