Felixstowe pier death: Essex organisation fined after workman killed

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Garry Louis was killed when a blockage inside a hose privileged underneath vigour and it vigourously churned round

A association has been fined £15,000 after a workman died when he was struck by a hose that is used to siphon concrete.

Garry Louis, 58, was operative on an ascent to a depot during a Port of Felixstowe in 2015 when a hose vigourously churned turn and killed him.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) pronounced RW Hill, of Grays, Essex, unsuccessful to make a protected ostracism section around a hose.

It certified breaching dual construction regulations during Chelmsford Crown Court.

RW Hill was a categorical executive on a devise and had sub-contracted dual dilettante companies to siphon a petrify and lay a petrify during a enclosure pier in Suffolk.

On 7 Aug 2015, a stretchable smoothness hose by that petrify was being pumped became momentarily blocked, a HSE said.

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The Port of Felixstowe is a UK’s biggest enclosure port

The hose afterwards privileged underneath pressure, causing it to vigourously whip round.

Mr Louis, a concrete-laying sub-contractor, was killed and another workman suffered cuts and bruising.

An review by a HSE found RW Hill had unsuccessful to effectively devise and conduct a protected pumping of concrete, and an ostracism section around a stretchable smoothness hose was not enforced.

The association did not sufficient supervise, instruct, or yield suitable information to sub-contractors, and unsuccessful to guard a pumping operations.

RW Hill was also systematic to compensate costs of £13,800.