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    Health and Safety News

    Major construction firm fined after flooring collapse

    By Jonathan Brown on March 4, 2017

    Major construction firm fined after flooring collapse

    One of the country’s largest construction firms has been fined after a worker was injured when a floor collapsed.

    Balfour Beatty was given a £230,000 fine after flooring at one of its house-building developments at Richmond Park, Croft, Sheffield gave way.

    Floor partially collapsed

    A worker on the project was injured when he fell down the collapsed flooring, Newcastle Crown Court heard.

    The man, working as a team of three brick layers, was working on the first floor of a new-build domestic property when the floor gave way at one side.

    He slid for about 2.4 metres along the partially collapsed surface, along with around 70 building blocks, and suffered fractures to bones in his foot.

    Joists not installed

    An investigation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) revealed that the supporting joists of the first floor hadn’t been fully installed as per the house designer’s instructions.

    This left the structure unstable.

    HSE Inspector Alan Sheldon said: “It is vital that companies follow design instructions and ensure that structures are stable.

    “This incident could have been much more serious for a number of workers and should act as a reminder to everyone within construction that protecting workers’ health and safety is vital in such a potentially dangerous industry.”

    Balfour Beatty Regional Construction Limited pleaded guilty to breaching Regulation 28 (1) of the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007 and was fined £230,000 and ordered to pay costs of £11,915.

    Source: Health and Safety Executive

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    Date Published: March 4, 2017

    Author: Jonathan Brown

    Category: News

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