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Leicester Square worker fined for safety failings

25th September 2013 | Health and Safety Signs

Posted by Ben Alexander

The principal contractor for a major project to refurbish the public areas of Leicester Square has been fined for safety failings.

One member of staff working on the site was caught in an explosion after hitting a concealed live electricity cable.

Trevor Maloney from Tottenham suffered burns to both hands and his face during the incident on April 24th 2012.

SIAC Construction Ltd, of Monastery Road, Clondalkin, Dublin, was issued with a fine of £20,000 and ordered to pay £5,002 in costs after pleading guilty to a single breach of the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007.

The company was contracted by Westminster City Council to redevelop Leicester Square, where excavation and ground work was necessary.

HSE inspector Loraine Charles said: "It is essential that when any work that might disturb live underground services is being carried out, all practicable steps are taken to determine the location of those services."ADNFCR-2754-ID-801641872-ADNFCR


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