A Great Bardfield farmer has been fined after a worker suffered serious injuries and was induced into a coma after falling from a grain store roof.

The 63-year-old worker, who still suffers from repercussions from the accident and will never fully recover, was on the fragile asbestos cement sheeting to repair a leak in August last year, when it gave way beneath him.

He fell onto a car and then rolled onto the concrete floor below.

He suffered multiple serious injuries from the fall at a Stebbing farm, including fractures to his spine, shoulder, eye socket and ribs, collapsed lungs and lacerations to his scalp.

The worker, who does not want to be named, was taken to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge, where he was induced into a coma.

See this week's Braintree Times for the full story.