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Balfour Beatty Employee Suffers Injury at Work

Construction company Balfour Beatty Regional Construction Limited (Balfour Beatty) has been fined almost a quarter of a million pounds after an employee suffered an injury at work.

Injury at work

The company were running a house-building development site at Richmond Park, Croft, Sheffield at the time of the incident. Three workers had been instructed to carry out brick laying work on the first floor of a new build domestic property.

Newcastle Crown Court heard how one of the workers was injured when part of the floor beneath him gave way. The worker, along with 70 building blocks, fell 2.4 meters to the ground floor. He sustained multiple fractures to bones in his foot during the accident at work incident.

HSE Investigation

Following an investigation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), it was determined that the supporting joists of the first floor were unstable. They had not been properly installed as instructed by the designer of the house.


Balfour Beatty Regional Construction Limited of Wilton Road, London, pleaded guilty to breaching Regulation 28 (1) of the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007. The company was fined £230,000, with costs of £11,915.

Alan Sheldon, HSE Inspector, said:

“It is vital that companies following design instructions and ensure that structures are stable. This incident could have been much more serious for a number of workers and should act as a reminder to everyone within construction–that protecting workers’ health and safety is vital in such a potentially dangerous industry.”

Injury at work – expert advice

Compensation may be available if you have been injured in an accident at work that wasn’t your fault. More information can be found via our ‘Accidents at Work’ page.

To begin your accident or injury at work claim, contact us today. Remember, we offer you a FREE no obligation-consultation. Call 0800 888 6 888 or email

Source: Health & Safety Executive

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