Con­trac­tors fined £1m over worker’s death

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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.”

The Cross­rail line, from Berk­shire through cen­tral Lon­don, will open in De­cem­ber 2018.

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