Bellway Backing Clowne And A £20k Fine!

Bellway Homes has just resubmitted housing plans for the former college site in the centre of Clowne. So all might not be lost with the housing development. However they have just been fined £20k by the Health and Safety Executive after a worker broke his hip…

Bellway Homes fined after dumper overturns and injures driver

Reported in 18 Sept 2008

‘Bellway Homes has been fined £20,000 after a worker broke his hip when his dump truck overturned in a ditch. Contractor FG Construction (Nottingham) was also fined £7,500 over the accident that happened on a Bellway site in The Manor, Sheffield on 28 February 2006. The Sheffield Crown Court heard that the worker broke his hip when forced to jump out of the overturning dumper.

Bellway Homes pleaded guilty to failing to ensure traffic routes through the site were suitable for vehicles, while FG Construction pleaded guilty to a health and safety breach. Health and Safety Executive inspector Stephen Hargreaves said: “The driver was forced over the edge of an unprotected excavation after Bellway Homes failed to segregate the traffic route from pedestrians crossing the site.’

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