The Bath window cleaner who became an internet star when he was filmed balancing on a third-floor ledge has been fined £2,000 by magistrates. Wayne Mallon was filmed as he climbed out of a top floor window without a safety harness.
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Self-employed Mallon, who works for Terry Mallon and Sons Cleaning Services, pleaded guilty to three health and safety charges. He was fined £400 for each of the offences and ordered to pay £800 in costs, as well as a £15 victim surcharge, bringing the total to £2,015.
The incident happened above the Loch Fyne restaurant in Bath in September last year and was filmed by a passing pedestrian. The restaurant chain faces six breaches of health and safety regulations, which will be dealt with this Friday.
– Bath & North East Somerset Council
"The council, in common with the window cleaning industry, takes these issues seriously because of the dangers to the public and workers.
"Whilst working in this manner, Mr Mallon was putting not only his own safety at risk but also that of members of the public who were passing on the busy pavement below.
"The council hopes that the fine and court costs of £2,000 incurred by Mr Mallon will deter businesses from putting themselves, other workers and members of the public at risk."