Wall collapse led to worker’s death

A north-east based company has been fined following the death of an employee after a wall collapsed on to him.

Peterlee Magistrates’ Court heard how 43-year old Radcliffe, an employee of Mike Neesam & Son Limited, had been working on a toilet refurbishment project on Hall Hill Farm County Durham.

When he attempted to walk out of a shallow trench, he was struck and crushed by a collapsing wall weighing approximately 2.2 tonnes.

Mr Radcliffe died as result of crush injuries.  Read more [SHP Online]