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October 11, 2011

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Risk of structural collapse not identified by designer

One of Northern Ireland’s largest construction firms has been fined a total of £75,000 after a section of a portable office unit caved in on top of an employee, fatally injuring him.

Sitting on 5 October, Antrim Crown Court heard that on 19 September 2006, Desmond Stevenson, 62, a joiner employed by Henry Brothers, had been removing temporary bracing inside a section of a pre-fabricated unit that was being repositioned to another location 1000 metres away, at RAF Aldergrove, 15 miles from Belfast. The firm had been moving ten of the units as part of a £7.5m contract it had secured.€

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