Badly planned demolition led to fractures

Source: on 2009-11-16 11:29:00

A construction company that left inexperienced and unqualified workers to demolish a wall unsupervised faces a £11,517 penalty after an employee broke several bones when a wall collapsed on him.Lancashire-based Hughes Brothers had been contracted to demolish offices in Wigan but, according to HSE inspector Tom Merry, the firm failed to plan the work properly.During the demolition process a wall became unstable and toppled onto Scott Hutchinson, who sustained serious ...

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