Two prohibition notices had previously been served at the Aberdeen site where a man was killed yesterday.
The Health and Safety Executive confirmed it had issued a prohibition notice in July 2007, and a further notice stopping all work on the renovation of the flats last October, following the discovery of several safety breaches at the site.
The notices, however, were served against Inveresk Developments – which has since sold on the site to a new developer.
Police yesterday revealed a 63-year-old man had died at the site when he fell from scaffolding around 8am. He was taken to the Aberdeen Royal Infirmary where he was pronounced dead.
The HSE said the original notice served against Inveresk was due to lack of emergency procedures and fire precautions. Last year’s prohibition notice was issued after a follow up inspection. The regulator ordered the developer “cease all construction work until competent site manager in place”.
A HSE spokesman today insisted the former notices only applied to Inveresk and not the new company on site.
It is carrying out a joint investigation with the Grampian Police in regard to the incident.
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