Posted on 6th June 2018 at 20:28
Contractor pays £566,670 for line strike with no injury
A construction contractor has been fined £566,670 after a tipper truck driven by one of its employees struck overhead power lines. The vehicle sustained minor damage and the driver was unhurt.
The driver was employed by Mick George, a company that supplies earth moving, demolition, skip hire and waste management services to the construction industry.
On 9 March 2016 he was emptying a load of soil from the tipper at a construction site in Northampton.
He drove forward with the dump bed still raised and touched – or almost touched – the 33kV overhead power lines.