The contractor was part of a team under the control of Hills Waste Solutions Limited. He sustained fatal injuries in the fall on November 18, 2020, while working on a mechanical screening and separating plant on the Hills Waste Solutions site in Westbury.
An investigation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) found that Hills Waste Solutions Limited failed to ensure that work at height was properly assessed and planned.
The company pleaded guilty to breaching Regulation 4(1) of the Work at Height Regulations 2005 and was fined £190,000.
Speaking after the hearing, HSE inspector Matt Tyler said: ‘Those in control of work have a duty to assess the risks and devise safe methods of working and to provide the necessary information, instruction and training to those undertaking the work.
‘This incident could have been prevented had the work been adequately planned.’