TWO COMPANIES FINED £65,000 AFTER FATAL ACCIDENT

Posted on 02/13/12 in News, No Comments

Two companies have been fined £65,000 when a steel beam, which was being unloaded from a lorry weighing more than a tonne, fell onto a man in June 2008, killing him instantly.

The companies, Fisher Engineering Ltd and CM Structural Services Ltd had pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing to breaching Section 3(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) are prosecuting the two companies as a result of the incident when a company director of CM Structural Services Ltd had noticed a steel beam was hanging over the right side of the lorry, however, no action was taken to secure the beam from falling.

CM Structural Services Ltd began unloading the steel however, failed to prevent people walking past or put up warning signs that unloading was in operation.

During the unload, a steel beam fell from the lorry onto the pedestrian walkway and onto Mr Makambila, who died instantly.

Fisher Engineering Ltd was responsible for the manufacture, delivery and installation of the structural steelwork.

Fisher Engineering Ltd, of Ballinamallard, Enniskillen, Northern Ireland was fined £50,000 and ordered to pay costs of £16,595. CM Structural Services Ltd, of Killynure Road, Carryduff, Northern Ireland was fined £15,000 and ordered to pay costs of £12,692.

For more visit:

http://www.hse.gov.uk/press/2012/coi-ldn-0702.htm?ebul=hsegen&cr=4/13-feb-12

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