A builder has been fined £10,000 for breaching health and safety rules after one of his workers was tragically killed during renovation works at a Buckhurst Hill house, in Essex, England.
Ajet Krasniqi (24) originally from Kosova, died at work in Broadfield Way when a metal girder fell onto his head back in October 2006.
He was pronounced dead on arrival at Whipps Cross Hospital in Leytonstone.
Hi employer Leonar Gibson, of Old Park Ridings in Enfield, was ordered three weeks ago to pay £10,000 and further £3,230 in costs after pleading guilty for not following Health and Safety measures at e hearing in Harlow Magistrates Court.
The accident happened when Mr Krasniqi was helping other four workers to lift the reinforced steel girder.
Government watchdog the Health and Safety Executive said that this is a “firm warning” to all employers across Britain who employ manual workers to do “everything possible to minimise the risks when working with heavy material.”
Inspector Nicola Surrey said: “This tragic incident could have been prevented if the employer had made sure his workers were not left exposed to unnecessary risks.
“There is plenty of advice and guidance available from the HSE to help people comply with the law and keep workers safe.
“However, for those who fall short of the law, the HSE will not hesitate to take action.”