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Construction company fined for lift shaft fall

07-03-2011

Brighton Construction Ltd pleaded guilty to breaching Regulation 22(1) of the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007 at court today (3 March). It was fined a total of £25,000 and ordered to pay costs of £15,000.

David Homewood, 53, from Eastbourne, was delivering a kitchen unit to a new block of flats in Brighton, when the incident happened on 3 November 2009. Homewood fell 6 metres down an unguarded lift shaft.

For further detail, read the HSE Press Release.

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