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Firm fined following construction accident

13th January 2010 | Construction Signs

A London firm has been fined £35,000 after a building collapsed and potentially put members of the public's lives at risk, illustrating the importance of construction signs.

The prosecution was relating to an incident which occurred in February 2007, when Citytex UK, of Greatorex Street in Tower Hamlets, was working on buildings in Commercial Road in the city, which included removing chimneys.

However, the front elevation of the building collapsed and debris spilled onto the pavement, putting the public and at risk and highlighting the importance of construction signs.

Sarah Snelling, an inspector with the Health and Safety Executive, commented: "Construction work must be planned and carried out by competent builders. If not, it can lead to a number of risks including collapse."

The prosecution follows the recent fining of ECH, previously trading as Maple Timber Frames and registered in Preston, which was ordered to pay £16,000 after an employee fell five metres, illustrating the need to use construction signs.ADNFCR-2754-ID-19554358-ADNFCR


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