Builders on health and safety charge after accident on Plymouth site
BUILDERS are being prosecuted after a man was seriously injured in an accident on a site.
The Health and Safety Executive has taken construction firm JB Leadbitter to court for alleged failings before the incident two years ago.
The company is said to have failed in its duty to ensure a man not in its employment was protected from risks to his health and safety from moving vehicles at the Mount Wise site on October 7 2010.
The case was listed before Plymouth Magistrates' Court for the first time yesterday.
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But it was adjourned in advance with the agreement of both parties until November 5. No plea had been indicated by the Oxfordshire-based company.
The man, from Bristol and then aged 46, was injured at the "Village by the Sea" development in Cumberland Road.
Police said at the time he was taken to Derriford Hospital with serious head injuries.
A joint investigation was launched by the Devon and Cornwall force and the HSE.
The site, where homes, a hotel, shops and offices are being developed in a £120 million scheme at the former Royal Navy base, was closed temporarily after the accident.