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and Clad-It Limited, pleaded guilty at Manchester Magistrates' Court to health and safety breaches and lifting equipment hire were each fined 66,000 with 3,938.38 costs. MKM Fabrications Ltd, of Meek Street in Royton, had been employed as the principal contractor to carry out a roof replacement on one of the buildings at Valley Mills in Millgate, Delph. The company subcontracted part of the project, which involved replacing a northern light roof structure with a modern composite roof, to Clad-It Limited - of Trent Industrial Estate in Duchess Street, Shaw. Concerns were raised to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) claiming that men were working on the roof with nothing in place to prevent them falling off the edge or through the roof onto mill workers below. The subsequent HSE investigation confirmed these hazardous working conditions were in place, with workers from both MKM and Clad-It at risk. Inspectors also established that these working practices continued during snowy weather. The roof was covered in fragile skylights which had not been covered to prevent any person stepping onto them and falling through, nor were any measures taken to prevent a worker falling through the large gap created after the skylight had been removed. Prohibition Notices were served stopping the works until a safe method could be found and put into place. As principal contractor for the works, MKM Fabrications had the primary responsibility for the health and safety of workers. MKM failed to effectively plan the safe completion of the project and failed to put in place measures to prevent anyone falling from the unguarded sections of the roof.

If youve ever flown internationally through DFW Airport, youve probably experienced the long lines in the gargantuan customs area that await you when you return. With Global Entry, we not only zipped through a special lane with an automated security kiosk, but theres also an expedited second lane after you get your baggage. The benefit was well worth the money, especially when travelling with tired kids. On to the sun! After a direct flight to the Cozumel airport, it was a short taxi ride to the Presidente Cozumel Resort & Spa. With an extensive renovation in 2016, the resort maintains its rank as one of the finest on the island. While its beach is unique - its separated into three parts with a pool, hot tub and restaurant palapa serving as the centerpiece - the star of the resort has to be the undersea world at its shores. We spent hours snorkeling around the various reefs and watched thousands of fish swim around us, many of them just as curious about us as we were about them. Theres also a sunken boat, which gave shelter to a couple huge King crabs and an octopus that we saw while we night snorkeled (I highly recommend bringing a few diving flashlights - the kids had the best time watching the underwater show after dark!) If all-inclusive is more your style, then theres the Allegro Cozumel and Occidental Cozumel. These sister resorts are owned by the Barcelo Hotel Group and both underwent major renovations in the fall of 2016. Cozumel is known for its world class scuba and snorkeling and most of the hotels have on-site dive centers.

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