Worker died after being crushed under wall at building site

Derek Caddie was working at Carrig Construction Services Limited an unsupported excavation on November 25, 2019 when he was crushed.

Worker died after being trapped and crushed under wall at building site in Glasgow SNS Group

A man died after being trapped and crushed at a building site due to a firm’s alleged failure to implement safety procedures.

Carrig Construction Services Limited are claimed to have not put measures in place in Glasgow’s Hyndland between July and November 2019.

The business is said to have failed to have taken steps to prevent danger to people not in their employment, to ensure that open excavations or parts at the construction site did not collapse.

Court papers state that Derek Caddie was working a fellow employee at an unsupported excavation on November 25.

It is claimed that Mr Caddie was trapped and crushed by soil as well as other material.

Part of the excavation wall is said to have collapsed and Mr Caddie sustained serious injuries from which he died.

The charge states that there should have been physical barriers installed to provide adequate guards.

The charge goes on to say that there was failure to ensure that material used for backfill excavations did no present risk of collapse.

It is claimed the firm didn’t conduct regular inspections of open excavations and report the results of the inspections to the site manager.

A second allegation of the charge says the business failed to provide people not in their employment with suitable information, instruction, training and supervision.

This is claimed to ensure that the person not in employment could safely work within and near to the open excavations.

A separate similar charge claims that the firm exposed three other employees to risk of serious injury and death from the collapse of walls falling in the excavations.

Both charges are said to have been with the consent or connivance or were attributable to the neglect of the firm’s director.

No plea was made on Thursday at Glasgow Sheriff Court.

A further hearing was set for next month by Sheriff Daniel Kelly.

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