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£300k fine for construction company after worker dies in fall from height

A London-based construction company was today sentenced for safety breaches after a worker was killed.

Westminster Magistrates’ Court heard how a Formation Construction Limited employee was using a concrete breaker at Tech West House, Warple Way in Acton to make an opening for a stairwell when he fell 7.5 metres, sustaining fatal head injuries.

An investigation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) into the incident found the work was not properly planned, adequately supervised or carried out in a safe manner when the incident occurred.

Formation Construction Limited of Oakwood House, Hackney Road, London, pleaded guilty to breaching Section 2 (1) of the Health & Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 and has been fined £300,000 and ordered to pay £17,528 in costs.