Richard Craddock was talking on his mobile phone whilst on site on the M25 when he was struck from behind by a reversing lorry. Mr Craddock had been walking along the central reservation in an area which had been closed off to traffic. He was unable to hear the vehicle due to the noise of the traffic on the motorway. Costain Ltd pleaded guilty to breaching section 2(1) HSWA 1974 in failing to ensure that adequate precautions were in place to separate moving vehicles and pedestrians on site. Costain were also ordered to pay costs of £45k in addition to the fine.
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