Bodmin Magistrates’ Court heard that Paul David Brannan was the principal contractor at the four-storey apartment block in Mount Wise, Newquay.
An HSE investigation found that numerous ‘fall from height’ risks were observed at the site, including unprotected edges in floor-to-ceiling window openings, the lift shaft and stairwell. Scaffolding was also incomplete.
A health and safety inspection had been carried out by a competent advisor two months before the HSE inspection.
The fall risks were highlighted by the advisor but no effective action had been taken by Brannan to make improvements.
Paul David Brannan, of Newquay, pleaded guilty to safety breaches and was fined £3,000 and ordered to pay costs of £1,800.
Speaking after the hearing, HSE Inspector Barry Trudgian said: “The dangers of working at height are well known within the construction industry and this site had the greatest number of fall risks I have seen in one structure.
“It is very fortunate that nobody was injured because in numerous parts of the building, on each floor, there were no measures in place to prevent workers falling from height.”