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Building firm fined £900,000 after fatal wall collapse

A company has been fined £900,000 after the death of an employee who died from head injuries when a wall collapsed on a construction site at Lyme Regis. Bournemouth Crown Court heard how Thomas Telfer was working as a bricklayer employed by Capstone Building Ltd, when he was struck by falling masonry after a retaining […]

Fatality after company failed to implement its own risk procedures – fined £600k

A civil engineering contractor has been fined after an employee of Balfour Beatty Group Employment Limited was fatally injured when he was struck on the body by a wheeled excavator. Aberdeen Sheriff Court heard that Balfour Beatty Civil Engineering Limited, being a principal contractor, failed to ensure that the safe system of work for refuelling […]

Construction firms fined over £700k after worker suffers fatal fall

Oliver Connell and Son Ltd and Rydon Construction Ltd have been fined after a worker fell to his death when a temporary platform collapsed. Southwark Crown Court heard how Mr Vasile Nichitut was working on the fifth floor of the construction site at the Green Man Lane Estate, when he walked onto a temporary platform […]

Roofing company and its sole Director both sentenced after nephew killed at work

A roofing company and its director have been sentenced for safety breaches after the death of an employee. Southwark Crown Court heard how Daniel Shrimpton was removing flashing from the roof of a two-storey terraced house in Wimbledon. He was found lying unresponsive on the ground soon after beginning work and died later that day […]