HSE to prosecute after wall collapses killing five workers

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The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is set to prosecute two companies after five workers were fatally crushed by a collapsing wall at a site in Birmingham

Five workers were fatally injured and another seriously injured when they were crushed by a collapsing wall.

On 7 July 2016, Ousmane Kaba Diaby, Saibo Sumbundu Sillah, Bangally Tunkara Dukuray, Almamo Kinteh Jammeh and Mahamadou Jagana Jagana were all fatally crushed by a collapsing wall at the site on Aston Church Road in Nechells area of the city.

Tombong Camara Conteh sustained serious injuries.

A joint investigation by HSE and West Midlands Police has taken place.

Ensco 10101 Limited will face charges under Sections 2(1) and 3(1) of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.

Hawkeswood Metal Recycling will also face charges under Sections 2(1) and 3(1) of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.

A prosecution has also been approved against two individuals.

The first court hearing is yet to be confirmed.

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