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Suspended jail sentence for construction worker with 'staggering disregard for personal safety'

Manchester Magistrates’ Court was told that David Mullholland, a 25-year-old employee of a steel erection company, was working at height during a hotel development project in Manchester. He climbed up the scaffolding to hammer some steel beams into position.

A nearby worker took the photo of Mullholland from their office window and contacted the HSE. Inspectors went to the site and questioned him. 

They found that all contract workers had access to a full-time scaffolder on site to ensure safe working platforms were in place, but Mullholland did not ask him to make the area safe. He said the project was three weeks behind schedule and wanted to finish the job quickly.  

The executive also found that Mullholland failed to use a tower scaffold that was available. 

Mullholland, from Preston, Lancashire, pleaded guilty to breaching section 7 of the Health and Safety at Work Act for failing to take reasonable care for his safety and the safety of others. He was fined £1,400 plus £2,940 costs and sentenced to six months in prison, suspended for 18 months. 

Added: 01-03-2017
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