May news letter
26th May 2019
Oil refinery fined £5 Million
10th June 2019

Construction company fined £833,333

A south-eastern construction company has been fined £833,333, plus costs of £5,478 after a worker suffered three fractured vertebrae when he was hit on the head by a large expanded polystyrene block when it slipped from an excavator bucket.  An investigation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) found that the lifting operation had not used appropriate lifting accessories to transport the load and had simply trapped the load with the bucket against the dipping arm of the excavator.