The recent report of the collapse of Falcon

Crane Hire’s crane on David McLean’s Elysian development in Liverpool makes sobering reading. There were of course two other crane collapses in the last few months, and clearly the use of cranes is going to be much more closely investigated than before. There are both criminal and civil liabilities arising out of accidents on site and there is an increasing trend for directors of companies to be held criminally liable for serious incidents on site.