BAM Nuttall fined £700k after employee dies

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BAM Nuttall has been fined £700,000 after an employee was run over by a dumper truck and sadly died

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Inverness Sheriff Court heard how on 28 October 2016, at Blackhillock Substation in Keith, John Cameron was changing over a blade on a piece of work equipment at the side of a roadway when he was run over by a six-tonne dumper truck.

Sadly, John Cameron sustained serious pelvic injuries and died as a result.

HSE investigation

An investigation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) discovered that Bam Nuttall failed to adequately assess the risks to their employees whilst they were repairing and replacing equipment.

They also failed to provide a system of work in relation to this task which defined a place or places where such work could be carried out safely and which segregated people from vehicles.

BAM Nuttall pleaded guilty to breaching Sections 2 and 33(1)(a) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 and was fined £700,000.

Speaking after the hearing, HSE inspector, Penny Falconer said: “This tragic incident led to the avoidable death of a man.

“This death could easily have been prevented if his employer had acted to identify and manage the risks involved, and to put a safe system of work in place.”

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