COMPANY FINED AFTER WORKER SUSTAINS BURNS

Posted on 03/09/12 in News, No Comments

An employee working for Fugro Engineering Services Ltd sustained serious burns working on the Crossrail railway when he was using a hydraulic breaker and struck a high voltage electric cable.

Central Criminal Court heard, a Fugro employee was using a hydraulic breaker to create an inspection pit for a borehole outside 1 Hanover Street, London, when he struck a high voltage electric cable.

After an investigation by the Health and Safety Executive it was found that there was no appropriate training in safe digging techniques. Also key safety documentation showing the presence of the cable was not kept at the borehole location.

Fugro Engineering Services Ltd, pleaded guilty to breaching Section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 in relation to the incident. The company was fined £55,000 and ordered to pay £30,000 in costs.

For more visit:

 http://www.hse.gov.uk/press/2012/coi-se-2707.htm?ebul=hsegen&cr=9/5-mar-12

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