“Firm fined £800,000 after boy died falling down construction site manhole”

A company has been fined £800,000 for safety failures which led to the death of a 10 year-old boy.


Shea Ryan died after falling down a manhole on a construction site in Drumchapel.


The Crown Office said Glasgow Sheriff Court was told that Shea, along with other children, got into the site through an insecure fence on 16 July, 2020.


He was able to access a manhole and begin to climb down. He slipped and fell more than six metres to the bottom, sustaining fatal injuries.


RJ McLeod (Contractors) was fined at the court on Friday, having previously pleaded guilty to breaching health and safety laws.


The company was also ordered to pay a £60,000 victim surcharge.


An investigation by Police Scotland and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) found insufficient measures had been taken to prevent children gaining access to the construction site.


Several measures to increase safety have since been put in place.

Firm fined £800,000 after boy died falling down construction site manhole – Business Insider


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