Company fined £2.6m after worker is fatally crushed

A COMPANY has been fined £2.6m after an employee was killed when the trench he was working in collapsed on him in Lancashire.

James Sim, 32, from Barry,  was a sub-contractor working on behalf of Balfour Beatty Utility Solutions Limited.

In April 2010, he was working in a trench, laying ducting for new cable for an offshore windfarm that was being built off the coast by Heysham, Lancashire. The trench was dug to a depth of 2.4 metres, without any shoring. Mr Sim was killed when he became trapped in the tren... You can carry on reading for free, but you have reached the maximum number of pages an unregistered user can view. To register for an account, click here or login below...