Following a serious incident that has occurred this Safety Alert has been drafted to highlight what happened.
Paul Ben Priestley was the site manager for Euro Dismantling Solutions Limited who were undertaking construction work at the Cadbury’s Somerdale factory.
The work involved demolition and removal of redundant services installation including large fibreglass tanks which had been cut in half.
The removal of the demolition arisings was being undertaken using a mini digger to lift the tanks through an opening in the structure as part of a drop zone below.
On 9th November 2011 Bristol Crown Court heard how demolition work was taking place when 31-year-old James Stacey drove a mini digger out of a fourth floor opening..