A COMPANY and a businessman are set to appear in court amid allegations of two workers suffering broken bones in a fall at a work site in Prestwich in 2018.

Paul McMahon was summonsed to appear before magistrates by the Health and Safety Executive after Keith Fearn and Ian Oldham suffered injuries at a location in Bury New Road on November 27 that year.

McMahon, of Bury Road, Rochdale, is accused of failing to ensure the health and safety at work of the pair while they were working at height.

He is also charged with failing to report the fall, in which his two employees were said to have sustained bone fractures, within 10 days.

Rooffabs Ltd, of St Mary's Place, Bury, of which McMahon is a registered director, has been charged with the same two offences as a company.

The firm has also been accused of failing to have employers' liability insurance at the time of the alleged incident.

McMahon appeared before Manchester and Salford magistrates but the case was adjourned due to the ongoing coronavirus crisis. He was told the case was being delayed until July 9 but he may have to attend court on a different date.