Building firm fined £900,000 after fatal wall collapse

Building firm fined £900,000 after fatal wall collapse

Building firm fined £900,000 after fatal wall collapse A company has been fined £900,000 after the death of an employee who died from head injuries when a wall collapsed on a construction site at Lyme Regis. Bournemouth Crown Court heard how, on 2 June 2015, Thomas Telfer was working as a bricklayer employed by Capstone Building Ltd, when he was struck by falling masonry after a retaining wall failed as it was being back filled with concrete. An investigation by the Health and Safety Executive found that the company had failed to appropriately manage the work that was being carried out at the site at Chatterton Heights, Lyme Regis and failed to ensure the health, safety and welfare of employees on site, including Thomas Telfer. read more