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Michael Hall tumbled down a staircase that was devoid of a handrail after workman Robin Atherton, trading as Mack Construction, failed to replace it following a refurbishment job.
The Health and Safety Executive brought about a prosecution after investigating the case.
Mr Atherton was fined £5,000 with costs of £4,000 after pleading guilty to breaching the Health and Safety at Work Act
Inspector Medani Close said the accident would never have happened if simple measures were taken, adding: "A temporary handrail fitted to the open side of the new staircase in his home could have prevented his fall and saved a huge amount of suffering."
The investigator noted the incident highlights the unnecessary risks that are taken in the construction industry on a somewhat regular basis.
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