Contractors fined £1m over worker’s death
the Fisher Street area of central London.
HSE said its investigation found a failure to provide a safe system of work relating to the operations Mr Tkacik and Alex Vizitiu were working on, who was injured by a pressured water line and concrete debris, and also found there was a failure to properly maintain an excavator which reversed into Terence “Ian” Hughes, leaving him with severe leg fractures.
On all three occasions, the investigation found a failure to properly enforce exclusion zones.
BFK pleaded guilty to three offences. It was also ordered to pay costs of £42,337.28.
HSE head of operations Annette Hall said: “It was BFK’s duty to protect its dedicated and highlyskilled workforce. BFK failed, with tragic consequences.”
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