An HSE investigation has found that a UK construction company was at fault at a crushing accident on the worksite in May, 2016.
16 months ago a demolition worker was crushed by an excavator moving in reverse in Stafford. The accident resulted in serious injuries including leg and pelvic fractures, in addition to punctured lungs and liver, reports Construction Enquirer.
The lengthy investigation found that the company “failed to implement a suitable management system to segregate pedestrians and vehicles on site”, as well as “failed to adequately plan the demolition work on site and failed to highlight the risks of workers and machinery operating in the same areas without clear communication between the driver and workers on the ground”.
“This incident could have easily been prevented had the company implemented the required safety measures to minimise the risk of harm to workers on site.”
– Katherine Blunt, HSE inspector
The company at fault has been ordered to pay a £50,000 fine, as well as costs of £1,726.88.
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