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Bouygues describes safety convictions as 'deeply regrettable'

Bouygues UK has today commented on the two safety convictions it received in court over the past week – including one for the death of a worker – describing them as “deeply regrettable”.

The company was fined £160,000 on Monday after an employee was killed when stuck by a reversing vehicle at Eastbury School, in Barking, in June 2005.

It was last week also fined £18,000 over an incident where a carpenter suffered a fractured collarbone and ribs in a 5 m fall. The incident occurred in Waltham Forest in 2007.

Bouygues said: “The events that took place at Barking in 2005 and Waltham Forest in 2007 are deeply regrettable.

“As a construction organisation Bouygues UK is committed to health and safety at every level and has undertaken a thorough investigation of the health and safety processes employed across the company to prevent this kind of event from happening again.

“In both cases, Bouygues UK has co-operated fully with the Health and Safety Executive and will continue to do so for all health and safety matters.“