Contractor fined for cable strike burns
A construction company undertaking excavation work has been fined £25,000 for safety breaches after a worker was burned by striking underground electrical cables.
Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court heard that in February 2016 an employee of Mason Construction (London) Ltd was excavating the ground at a site on Spare Lease Hill in Loughton, Essex. He struck an electrical cable and was set on fire. He received significant burns to his lower body, causing him to be hospitalised for a month and unable to work for six weeks…(Read the full story)