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Companies fined £243k following workplace accident

Companies fined £243k following workplace accident
A workplace accident which caused a man severe leg injuries has resulted in two companies being fined a total of almost a quarter of a million pounds for their role in the incident.

Following an investigation conducted by the Health and Safety Executive - the results of which were then reported to the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPF) - Scaldis Savage and Marine Contractors and Talisman Energy UK, which has plants worldwide, were ordered to pay £243,750 following the event in August 2006.

The incident in question involved offshore worker Alexander Murray, who was taking part in the construction of a turbine at the Beatrice Windfarm in Moray Firth.

Mr Murray was struck by a partly-completed part of the structure as it was lowered into place by a vessel and subsequently had to have his limb amputated.

Following the case - heard at Aberdeen Sheriff Court - Elaine Taylor, head of COPFS health and safety division, commented: "This wholly avoidable incident has had a devastating effect on Mr Murray's life."

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Posted by Daniel Stevens