Ivan Pope pleaded guilty in court after two men were spotted dismantling a pub roof in Lincolnshire using an upturned bucket as scaffolding

A demolition contractor has been fined £6,000 for allowing his son to work on a pub roof using an excavator’s upturned bucket as a platform.

Ivan Pope pleaded guilty to breaching the Health and Safety Act and was ordered to pay £13,483 in costs by Leicester crown court.

The Health and Safety Executive prosecuted Pope after two men were spotted dismantling the roof of a disused pub in Lincolnshire in January 2008, using the upturned bucket of an excavator to work from instead of scaffolding.