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Two associate companies have been fined after the death of a worker in London, killed when concrete joists fell on him.

 

Electrician John Walker, who worked for 777 Environmental Limited, met his death while working on a demolition site on Walworth Road, Elephant and Castle, where the Strata Building now sits.

He was working on an area of the site near to a couple of remote controlled demolition machines in August 2007. The machines in breaking through a structural beam dislodged several concrete joists which struck the worker and he died at the scene.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) prosecuted after it found the principal contractor, 777 Demolition and Haulage Co Ltd, and subcontractor, and also sister firm, 777 Environmental, failed to properly plan, manage and monitor the demolition of the structure.

Authors: HSE

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