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Worker killed after lack of safety signs

4th December 2009 | Health and Safety Signs

worker in Plymouth was killed after correct safety signs were not put up at a construction site. Nigel Herring, 35, of Southway Drive in Plymouth, was found guilty of gross negligence after a worker was killed when a telescopic handling machine tipped forward, leading to a skip falling on 20-year-old Reece French, killing him, reported the Plymouth Herald. Stuart Beynon, a co-worker, said that the site was littered with material, pipe and roofing at the time of the accident, but said afterwards the operators cleared up the area, installing the correct safety signs. He said on returning to the area was more organised and there were clear signs as to where pedestrians should walk. Mr Herring pleaded not guilty to the gross negligence charges but was found unanimously guilty by a jury and will be sentenced at a later date, the newspaper reported. The Health and Safety Executive has recently advised companies to use safety signs, saying it will help to prevent a serious accident occurring.


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