A roofing company has been fined £325,000 after a teenage labourer fell to his death on a job in Wanstead.

Rooftop Rooms Ltd of Baker Street, Enfield pleaded guilty to failing to ensure the health and safety of its staff, after the death of Alfie Perrin in November 2012.

In March, the company pleaded guilty to the offence at Snaresbrook Crown Court, at the beginning of the trial.

The court heard how Alfie, 16, fell from scaffolding in Camden Road on November 14, 2012 while working for the company.

At around 3pm the teenager was clearing rubbish and timber off-cuts from the rear roof area of the two storey house, as he had been instructed to do.

He did this by transferring them over the flat roof of the dormer extension and down the pitched roof at the front of the house, from where he was told to throw the material into the skip on the ground.

There was no edge protection around the flat dormer roof and the scaffold platform had a large gap at one end, where a ladder should have been fitted or scaffold poles used to reduce the risk of falls.

Alfie threw a bag of rubble from the scaffold platform into the skip, then fell to his death.

London Ambulance Service and London's Air Ambulance were called to the address but Alfie died later in hospital.

A post-mortem examination gave the cause of death as head injuries.

The death was investigated by officers from the Met's Homicide and Major Crime Command and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

Rooftop Rooms Ltd pleaded guilty to failure to discharge a duty imposed by Section 2(1) and Section 33(1)(1) of the Health and Safety at Work Act.

On Friday (September 4) at Snaresbrook Crown Court the company was fined £325,000, ordered to pay the Crown costs of £12,187.78 and health and safety costs of £7,334.84.

An employee of the company, Andrew Voy, 36, (19.8.1979) was found not guilty of manslaughter at the same court on Tuesday, 31 March.