W Carroll & Sons Ltd fined £105,000 over Southport fall

Victory Avenue, Southport A building firm has been fined £105,000 after a roof fall in Southport

A building firm has been fined £105,000 after a roofer was paralysed when he fell from a ladder in Southport.

Michael Riley, 50, from Skelmersdale, Lancashire, suffered serious injuries and has little movement below his neck.

Walton-based W Carroll & Sons Ltd, which hired him as a sub-contractor, was prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive at Liverpool Crown Court.

It heard roofers were made to carry heavy bags of materials while on ladders.

The court heard the company was working on a project to replace roofs on 350 properties in Maghull and Southport, using about 20 sub-contractors to carry out the work.

Mr Riley was removing cement sheets from a house in Victory Avenue, Southport, in January 2011, but was unable to use a rubble chute as the sheets contained asbestos.

Major internal injuries

He was holding a 10kg (22lb) bag on his shoulder with one hand on the ladder and lost his balance after a few rungs and fell backwards, hitting a truck parked nearby.

He was paralysed in the fall and suffered major internal injuries which mean he will be severely disabled for the rest of his life.

The court was told Carrolls had failed to provide suitable equipment - such as a gin wheel - so that the bags could be lowered to the ground safely.

The HSE investigation also found the company failed to change the system for removing waste asbestos following the incident, which continued to put lives at risk.

The company was fined £105,000 and ordered to pay £64,600 costs after admitting a breach of the Health and Safety at Work Act.

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    Ovation for Margaret Aspinall 16:15: Judith Moritz North of England correspondent, BBC News

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    Today on the newsdesk 09:32: Giulia Bould BBC Radio Merseyside

    Good morning. We are of course marking the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster today.

    You can hear the start of the service live on 95.8FM from 14:45 up to the minute's silence at 15:06 with the full service broadcast from 17:00.

     
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    Drugs arrest 09:25:

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    Bells rung for Hillsborough 09:15:

    Bells will be rung 96 times across Merseyside to mark the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster.

    Liverpool fans join players from Liverpool and Manchester City in a Hillsborough tribute

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    Next of kin appeal 09:07:

    Liverpool Coroner's Office is trying to trace the next of kin of a 62-year-old Birkenhead man who died yesterday.

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    News on the hour 08:59: BBC Radio Merseyside

    The headlines at 09:00 include:

    • A service will take place at Anfield this afternoon to mark 25 years since the Hillsborough disaster claimed 96 lives
    • BBC Radio Merseyside's spoken to Chelsea Football Club after a group of their fans chanted through the minute silence for the Hillsborough victims on Sunday
    • Russia is going to face more travel bans and have more of its assets frozen in punishment for the rising tensions in Ukraine
     
  82.  
    Hillsborough survivor to attend first service 08:51: Liverpool Echo

    Andrew Devine suffered horrendous injuries at Hillsborough - his chest was crushed and his brain deprived of oxygen - and wasn't expected to survive the day.

    Today, 25 years on, Andrew, is attending his first Hillsborough memorial service at Anfield.

     
  83.  
    Barkley to Anfield? 08:38:

    The BBC Sport Gossip column is reporting that Liverpool are preparing a £38m bid for 20-year-old Everton midfielder Ross Barkley, a move that would spark interest among several other Premier League sides.

    Ross Barkley

    You can read the full story in the Daily Star.

     
  84.  
    Your hobbies 08:26: Tony Snell BBC Radio Merseyside

    A new BBC series starting tomorrow night called Allotment Challenge will test green-fingered contestants to the limit.

    Producer Steve was once given an allotment after three years on a waiting list, he kept it for six weeks and then let it go, not as easy as he thought!

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    Get in touch via email, Twitter or Facebook.

     
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    Hillsborough behind tears 08:09:

    Liverpool's Steven Gerrard has revealed the imminent anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster was behind his emotional reaction at the end of Sunday's win over Manchester City.

    Steven Gerrard after Sunday's 3-2 win over Manchester City

    The Reds' captain covered his eyes after the 3-2 win at Anfield, hiding tears.

    "I'm speaking on behalf of everyone when I say the win was dedicated to the victims and families of Hillsborough," said the 33-year-old.

     
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    Fine and dry 08:04:

    BBC Weather says after a chilly start, another fine and dry day will follow with plenty of prolonged sunshine and only small amounts of cloud.

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