Firm fined £120,000 after builders caught hanging out of digger’s airborne bucket
“A building firm has been fined £120,000 after two workers were caught on camera hanging out of the airborne bucket of a digger.
The pair can be seen fitting a stone on a new house while crouching in the shallow trough.
They were working on a luxury newbuild housing development in Littleborough, Greater Manchester, in 2021.”
Accidents at work can happen in a number of different circumstances, although you may not expect them to happen from two workers sitting in an airborne digger.
Your employers have a duty to ensure your working conditions are safe, and should you become injured then there is the potential to make a claim for compensation.
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