|H&F Basement Digs to be Inspected Next Week|
Following death of labourer Anghel in Fulham
Basement projects in Hammersmith and Fulham are to be inspected by the Health and Safety Executive, or HSE, next week amid concerns that there has been a rise in the number of incidents.
Mr Milosavlevici was employed by Siday Construction Ltd to work on a renovation at a residential Victorian property.
However the excavations were not properly supported and they collapsed, crushing and trapping him. The emergency services were called but he was pronounced dead at the scene.
Last December Richard Golding, a qualified health and safety advisor employed by AllDay Safety Services to provide health and safety advice to Siday Construction was found guilty of manslaughter and jailed for nine months.
The HSE say this tragedy is one of 17 deaths caused by an excavation collapsing over the last ten years, while 27 people have been seriously injured.
" He worked for Conrad Sidebottom for more than two years before he was killed, but we were shocked to hear evidence at the trial about how dangerous the site had become, and how little concern Mr Sidebottom showed for the safety of everyone involved in the excavation works.
" We hope today’s verdict makes other construction company directors take stock of their own working practices, and ensure that they are doing everything possible to keep their workers safe."
March 6, 2015