Liverpool Crown Court has fined a Tarporley based construction company £97,500 with £300,000 costs after pleading guilty to breaching Sections 2(1) & 3(1) of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) held an investigation into how a 23 year old brick layer was crushed to death after a pile of bricks fell on him.
The incident occurred in January 2011.
The HSE told the court that pallets used to store bricks were in poor condition and storage of building materials was disorganised.
HSE Inspector Neil Jamieson, after the case was heard, said: “This was a tragic accident which could have been prevented had the company ensured that materials on the site were stored and stacked safely”.