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Firm fined after worker hurt in trench collapse

14-06-2012

A former England kick boxer has had to give up the sport after being injured at work, a court was told.

On 13 June, Nottinghamshire engineering company Phil Watson Civil Engineering Limited was fined for the incident which saw 36-year-old Zak Davis, of Billinghay, Lincolnshire, buried up to his…

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Leisure park worker trapped in trench collapse

28-03-2012

A worker at a holiday park suffered serious injuries when a trench he was working in collapsed on top of him.

Grzegorz Waluszkowski, 40, was helping to lay a drainage pipe at the park on Lady's Mile Farm, Exeter Road, Dawlish on 23 July 2010, when the wall of the two metre deep trench caved in. He…

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Worker killed in trench collapse

08-04-2011

A man has been arrested on suspicion of corporate manslaughter after a worker was killed when a trench fell on him. A 24-year-old man died yesterday following an incident involving a 6ft deep trench which is believed to have been created for sewage pipes for the homes that are being built on the lan…

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