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Suspended jail sentence follows roof fall


Uzaifa Khan fell more than 30 feet through the fragile roof in Shipley
Uzaifa Khan fell greater than 30 toes by the delicate roof in Shipley

Fazal Subkhan, 57, was given a nine-month sentence, suspended for 2 years, after pleading responsible to well being and security breaches.

It associated to an incident on twenty fifth March 2020 when Uzaifa Khan, 34, suffered a lot of vital accidents together with a damaged hip and pelvis.

Three years later, father-of-two Uzaifa Khan mentioned he was nonetheless unable to do “95 per cent” of the issues he did earlier than.

“Loads has occurred since relating to my bodily and psychological wellbeing,” he mentioned. “It has impacted me tremendously. I can’t bodily choose up my daughter and she or he cries that I can’t achieve this. I don’t really feel secure going out anymore as I can’t bodily take care of myself.”

Leeds Crown Court docket heard that Fazal Subkhan was engaged on the roof of Unit C, Ashley Lane in Shipley, with Mr Khan when the latter fell by the roof, touchdown on pallets roughly 11 metres (36 ft) beneath. His different accidents included damaged ribs, {a partially} collapsed lung, a shattered left wrist and a damaged left elbow.

“The accident has utterly modified my life,” he mentioned. “The important thing reminiscence is falling and once I was on the ground and in ache, he got here as much as me and mentioned ‘be sure you inform the police you went on the roof by yourself accord’.”

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An investigation by the Well being & Security Government (HSE) discovered that Mr Subkhan had made earlier repairs to the roof on the website however returned to undertake additional work. No danger evaluation was undertaken for engaged on the delicate roof. Secure entry to the roof, and the danger of falling by or from the roof weren’t thought-about and no controls of any kind have been put in place.

Fazal Subkhan of Rochester Avenue, Bradford pleaded responsible to breaching Part 3 (2) of the Well being & Security at Work and so on Act 1974. In addition to the suspended jail sentence he should additionally full 150 hours unpaid work and was ordered to pay £2,500 in prices.

HSE inspector Chris Tilley mentioned: “Falls by fragile roofs and fragile roof lights trigger loss of life and critical harm.  They account for nearly a fifth of all of the deadly accidents which outcome from a fall from top within the development trade.

“It’s higher to keep away from engaged on fragile roofs in any respect but when it’s important to, at all times assess the danger and make use of secure management measures like putting in perimeter edge safety, using staging on the roof floor to unfold the hundreds or set up security nets beneath the roof.”

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