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Builder fined after worksite fall

Cheshire builder StonesWood Construction will have to pay more than £14,000 after pleading guilty to a safety breach.

The company was prosecuted after ground worker Patrick Gillespie fell through an asbestos cement roof sheet at a worksite in February last year.

Mr Gillespie tumbled about five metres onto a concrete floor at the Waterloo site in Sefton, in the North West, bruising his spine and cutting his head.

The group, based in Stalybridge, was fined £9,000 and ordered to pay costs of £5,266 at the Southport Magistrates Court.