Builder fined for putting employees' health at risk

A builder has been fined GBP 400 for running a construction site that could have caused his employees to be involved in an accident at work.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) repeatedly told Michael Connolly, 46, to improve the health and safety of his employees by tidying up his site at Church Street, Littleborough.

He was also found to have failed to provide toilets or washing facilities for his workers and had left live wires sticking out of plug sockets.

Mr Connolly, of Simonstone Lane in Burnley, ignored these orders so the HSE decided to prosecute him.

As well as being fined GBP 400, Ms Connolly was ordered to pay GBP 1,000 in costs.

"Mr Connolly showed a complete lack of regard for the welfare of the people he employed," said HSE inspector Alan Pojur.

Last month, Andrew McElvaney's company Shire Building Services was fined after his employees were spotted carrying out their duties in situations that could have resulted in an accident at work.

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