Kier Infrastructure, a division of the UK’s third largest construction contractor, has been fined £600,000 after an agency worker on a railway project in south Wales suffered “life-changing” injuries after a precast concrete block fell on his leg.

The accident took place on 15 August 2016 at the Maerdy Bridge worksite in Cardiff.

At the time, Kier Infrastructure was acting as principal contractor to Network Rail on a project to replace two bridges over the railway.

Peter Walker, 42, was on a ladder removing lifting chains from an L-shaped precast concrete block, weighing 6.93 tonnes, which formed one of the units of the new bridge.

Read the full story here: https://www.healthandsafetyatwork.com/lifting-operations/kier-infrastructure-construction-peter-walker

Kier’s £600k fine for leg injuries in failed lift of 7 tonne block
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