Builder receives prison sentence for failing to report a serious incident
A builder has been imprisoned for 24 weeks after he failed to report a serious incident at a construction site he was in charge of.
A worker had been clearing a site with an excavator so a new house could be built. The excavator tipped while digging and it trapped the worker's leg, resulting in an amputation. The incident was not reported to the HSE within ten days as required and the defendant had not investigated the incident