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Enfield company pleads guilty to health and safety offences after death of 16 year old worker

An Enfield company has admitted failing to ensure the health, safety and welfare of its employees after a 16 year old labourer fell to his death during a loft conversion.

Rooftop Rooms Ltd of Baker Street, Enfield pleaded guilty at Snaresbrook Crown Court on 16th March 2015.

16 year old Alfie Perrin fell from scaffolding in Camden Road Wanstead on 14th November 2012.

He died from head injuries.

His death was investigated by officers from the Met’s Homicide and Major Crime Command and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

16 year old Alfie Perrin who died in a fall while working on a loft conversion in Wanstead. Image: Met Police

16 year old Alfie Perrin who died in a fall while working on a loft conversion in Wanstead. Image: Met Police

The court heard Alfie had been instructed to clear rubbish and timber off-cuts from the rear roof area of the two storey house.

It was alleged there was no edge protection around the flat dormer roof.

The scaffold platform had a large gap at one end where a ladder should have been fitted or scaffold poles used to reduce the risk of falls.

Alfie fell to his death after throwing a bag of rubble from the scaffold platform into the skip.

Rooftop Rooms Ltd admitted two health and safety work offences and will be sentenced at some future date.

25 year old employee Andrew Voy was found not guilty of manslaughter after a trial at the same court on Tuesday 31st March.

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