A RAIL gang supervisor has been fined £2,000 for failing to carry out safety checks then lying to colleagues about his error.
Sittingbourne Magistrates' Court heard how Raynesway worker Jason Grindley had not carried out a CAT scan to check for hidden cables before excavation work started at a rail site in the town.
Mr Grindley also told the site safety controller that the area had been scanned.
During work the gang drove a metal spike through a 33 kV oil-filled cable. Nobody was injured.
Health and Safety Executive rail inspector Paul Appleton said: 'What makes this case so serious is that Mr Grindley not only failed to do the CAT scan, he misled others by telling them that he had.'