A quarry owner has been fined GBP 5,000 after one of his employees broke his leg in an accident at work.
Nicholas Enston, 47, from Bidford on Avon, was working for Ian Stanley Bond, owner of Stanley’s Quarry in Moreton-in-Marsh, when the accident took place on July 22nd 2009.
Mr Enston was removing scants – pieces of stone pre-cut into blocks – at the quarry when some of the blocks fell onto his lower body, causing his leg to break.
Health and Safety Executive inspector Cath Pickett said: “As the owner of Stanley’s Quarry, Mr Bond should have made sure everyone at the quarry could do their job safely.”
As well as being fined GBP 5,000, Mr Bond was ordered to pay GBP 8,790 in costs.
Last year, Aberdeen-based quarrying company Leiths Scotland Limited was fined GBP 96,000 after a man was crushed to death in an accident at work.
Posted by Verity Taylor