Cemex UK is fined GBP1m for workers death

Cemex UK is fined GBP1m for workers death
10 October 2019

Cemex UK has been fined GBP1m by Livingston Sheriff Court after its West Calder block plant breached two sections of the Health and Safety at Work Act that led to the death of a member of staff.

James Brownline, 64, died after being struck by a piece of machinery while carrying out maintenance on a conveyor belt at the plant in West Lothian. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) report said Mr Brownline was struck by a "centring machine lifting mast." The machine was used to centre the bricks and should have been isolated when the accident occurred on 13 May 2017.

Cemex UK pleaded guilty to the charges and the fine was reduced from GBP1.5m to GBP1m.

Meanwhile, the Crown Office is reported to be considering a further Fatal Accident Inquiry, said the Edinburgh Evening News.

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