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Compensation can be claimed by construction workers working on a building site in Ammanford after they were left working in unsuitable conditions while the site manager was on holiday.
Fined £2,000 following an investigation by the Health & Safety Executive (HSE), the company provided inadequate washing facilities for staff members carrying out tasks at St Michael's Church, Swansea, in August 2011.
Swansea Magistrates Court was informed that HSE inspectors were told the manager was on holiday upon visiting the location, while construction workers were not wearing protective glasses or gloves at the time.
In addition, HSE officials found there were two men working at height without the appropriate safety measures in place to ensure their wellbeing was maintained at all times.
Speaking after the legal proceedings, HSE inspector Phil Nicolle said, "Construction companies have a duty to prevent construction accidents and to ensure that their sites are operated in a safe way. Putting these matters right was neither expensive nor technically difficult."
Posted by Francesca Witney
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