Edinburgh Sherriff Court heard how, on 5 December 2016, Allenbuild was the principal contractor on ‘The Engine Yard” site in the city when an agency labourer was run over and killed by a dumper truck, driven by an employee of Crummock (Scotland) Limited.
An HSE investigation found Allenbuild failed to organise the construction site in such a way to ensure that pedestrians were not carrying out work on or near traffic routes while vehicles were in operation.
It is thought that the victim was spray painting a ‘piling marker’ in front of a dumper truck, when it moved forward, driving over him.
Allenbuild of Cheapside, London plead guilty to breaching CDM regulations and was fined £600,000.
Speaking after the hearing, inspector Rob Hirst said: “This was a tragic and wholly avoidable incident that arose due to the company’s failure to ensure that pedestrians were not carrying out work on or near traffic routes whilst vehicles were in operation.”