Groundworker trapped in trench by concrete segment

Groundworker trapped in trench by concrete segment

Grant Prior | Construction Enquirer

Sheffield Magistrates’ Court heard that, in September 2016, a 48-year-old employee of K. D. S. Construction Company Ltd was working in a 2-metre-deep excavation when he was struck on the head and pinned down by a large segment of concrete.

He suffered multiple injuries, including fractures to his skull, ribs, left arm and vertebrae.

An HSE investigation found that the firm had been contracted by Abbey Forged Products Limited to carry out groundworks for the installation of a new underground water drainage system at the company’s Beeley Wood Works site in Sheffield…(Read the full story)

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