Friday, 15 April 2011

Satellite Dish Engineer's Roof Tragedy: Company Prosecuted

A Brentwood satellite TV maintenance company, prosecuted after an employee plunged to his death from the roof of a four-storey house, were committed to stand trial at the Old Bailey yesterday.

Foxtel Ltd. of Unit 6, Wates Way have pleaded not guilty to a summons brought by the Health and Safety Executive that they failed to ensure the health and safety of an employee.

Satellite engineer Noel Sahnae Corbin, 29,(pictured) was tragically killed on February 3, 2008 by a 44 foot fall from the roof of 54 Belsize Park Gardens, (pictured) Hampstead, North London.

Foxtel Ltd. – which has ceased trading and claims to be in debt – were subcontracted by AVC who have a BSKYB maintenance contract.

They claim Mr. Corbin had finished working on the two Sky dishes he was contracted to maintain and fell when returning to the roof a second time to work on a flat owner’s private dish.

The Health and Safety Executive claim Foxtel failed to properly equip, train and monitor Mt. Corbin.

Foxtel Ltd. will appear at the Central Criminal Court on May 19.

An inquest in March, 2009 recorded a verdict of accidental death.

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