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MAJOR CONTRACTOR DENIES SAFETY BREACHES

Trial set over allegation that pedestrian not protected from vehicles

It has been reported (19th Feb) by the Plymouth Herald that major contractor JB Leadbitter has denied breaching health and safety regulations. The HSE prosecution follows an accident on a Plymouth construction site in 2010 in which a sub-contractor suffered severe head injuries.

​The company is alleged to have failed to ensure that a pedestrian, not in its employment, was protected from risk from moving vehicles at the Mount Wise site on October 7, 2010. The mixed £120m development site is on the site of a former Royal Navy base.

Company MB Steve Burgess attended Plymouth Crown Court and the company barrister entered a not guilty plea. Judge Paul Darlow set down a five-day trial to begin on October 7.

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