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Mead fined over dumper truck incident

9 May 16 Cambridge-based Mead Construction has been fined £40,000 after a dumper truck overturned onto the driver.

Cambridge Crown Court last week heard how Mead Construction (Cambridge) Ltd was making a sewer connection from a domestic property at Hop Row, Haddenham to the main sewer. A worker was driving a high-tip skip loader, tipping spoil onto a spoil heap when the vehicle overturned trapping his leg.

He was not trained and was not wearing a seat belt.

He suffered fractures to his right ankle and sprained ligaments.

An investigation by the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) into the incident, which occurred on 4th February 2015, found that there was a failure to plan, manage and monitor work using a skip loader.

Mead Construction (Cambridge) Limited, of Heath Road, Swaffham Prior, Cambridgeshire pleaded guilty to breaching Regulation 13(2) of the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007, and Regulation 9(1) of the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 and was fined £40,000 and ordered to pay costs of £5,787.

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