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Two companies have been fined following an accident at work that led to the death of an employee at a construction site.
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) investigated the incident, which saw a tipper lorry crush mini-digger driver Richard Kenny when it overturned on uneven ground.
According to the body, J H Hallam and J and H Construction failed to ensure the safety of the victim by not properly planning or organising the control of the tipping of the bulk materials.
HSE inspector Frances Bailey said: "This death could have been prevented. It is well known that tipper lorries can overturn - especially on sloping or uneven ground - and it is vital that people are kept a safe distance."
The two companies were fined a total of £130,000 and ordered to pay costs of £40,000.
News of the prosecution comes after lift manufacturer Schindler was fined £300,000 for safety failings that led to an employee being crushed to death during work at Heathrow Airport's Terminal 5A.
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