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14th Oct 2016

STOP PRESS: Site Manager and site worker both fined after accident injures a worker. 
The Site Manager and a worker have been fined for safety failings after another worker was struck by a concrete skip at a construction site in South London.
RM (aged 27), suffered a badly broken left leg and fractures to his right ankle and several ribs, when an empty concrete skip (weighing 215kg) became detached from an excavator and fell onto him. He was unable to work for seventeen months.
An investigation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) found that there was no thorough examination certificate for the shackle on the excavator, and the shackle was defective.
The Site Manager CC was fined £1,000, and ordered to pay costs of £2,500. A self-employed construction worker, MK also pleaded guilty and was fined £1,500 and ordered to pay costs of £2,000.
Speaking after the case HSE inspector Melvyn Stancliffe said: 
“CC should have taken the shackle on the excavator out of use when he inspected it two days before the incident as he had not seen a thorough examination report for it. The law is clear that lifting accessories must not be used unless they have been thoroughly examined in the previous six months and that there is a report available to prove that. MK also accepted that he did not fully screw in the pin on the shackle as he should have done and as a result it failed.”
“Lifting accessories are not complex items but if they are not used properly or are not thoroughly examined periodically then the consequences can be serious. The practice known as ‘backing off’, unwinding the pin by a quarter of a turn, is not safe and shouldn’t be used. This case highlights the importance of ensuring simple checks are carried out properly and that equipment is used correctly”.

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