Four Parties Charged by HSE over Deaths of Workers
Four parties have been charged by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) for breaching safety regulations that resulted in the deaths of four workers.
Peter Johnson, Adam Taylor and Thomas and Daniel Hazelton were erecting a large steel structure in a ditch at Claxton Engineering Services’ yard in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, when it collapsed on them.
After an investigation into the incident that occurred on 21 January 2011, the HSE handed out the following charges:
• David Groucott, Director of Encompass Project Management Ltd, under Section 37 of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 (HSWA)
• Claxton Engineering Services Ltd of Ferryside, Ferry Road, Norwich, Norfolk, under Section 3 of HSWA
• Hazegood Construction Ltd, of Bury Lodge, Bury Road, Stowmarket, Suffolk, under Sections 2 and 3 of HSWA
• Encompass Project Management Ltd, of The Gables, Old Market Street, Thetford, Norfolk, under Section 3 HSWA
All four defendants are due to appear at Great Yarmouth Magistrates’ Court in February 2016.
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Source: Health & Safety Executive