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Company fined after suspected fall from height

22nd February 2010 | Construction Signs

A London property developer and contractor have been fined £25,000 after a worker at a construction site was found dead following a suspected fall, illustrating the need to use construction signs.

Ali Aslan, of Shelbourne Road, Haringey was fined £10,000 and ordered to pay costs of £8,038 and Kemal Has of Windsor Avenue in Walthamstow was fined £15,000 and ordered to pay costs of £8,038 after each pleaded guilty to breaching the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974.

The fines related to a March 2007 incident in which the body of a worker was found at a site in East London, with subsequent investigations suggesting he fell from height, highlighting the need to use construction signs.

Helen Donnelly, an inspector for the Health and Safety Executive, commented: "All construction sites need to be properly managed by competent contractors. Had this have happened, then a death could have been avoided."

Recently, John Peter Metcalfe of Beech Drive, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, pleaded guilty to breaching Section 7(a) of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and was ordered to pay £450 after reversing over his employer on a construction site, highlighting the need to use warning signs.

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