Hanson Building Products Ltd of Maidenhead pleaded guilty to breaching s 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and was fined £280,000 for the death of 57-year-old Peter Clarke in April 2008. Mr Clarke was killed when his head was crushed between concrete blocks which were being moved on a conveyor and a metal platform. An investigation by the HSE discovered that the incident could have been avoided if the company had conducted a suitable and sufficient risk assessment of the hazards on site. Mr Clarke had been on the site for less than two weeks and had not been informed of the risks. Hanson Building Products Ltd was also ordered to pay £29,204 in costs by Warwick Crown Court. (click here)
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