It was five years ago an employee of BAM Nuttall John Cameron, 61 was run over by a dumper vehicle. BAM Nuttall was fined £700,000 after it ran its vehicle over the employee at Blackhillock Quarry in Keith, Scotland in 2016.
John was working on the construction of an electricity substation when the incident happened and that took his life away. BAM Nuttall Limited pleaded guilty to breaching Sections 2 and 33(1) (a) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974.
On the day of 28th October 2016, Inverness Sheriff Court heard that John Cameron was changing over a blade on a piece of work equipment at the side of a roadway. That is when he was run over by a six-tonne dumper truck. He sustained serious pelvic injuries and died as a result.
The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) has investigated and found that BAM Nuttall had failed to adequately assess the risks to their employees while repairing and replacing equipment. They failed to provide a system of work in relation to this task which defined a place or places where such work could be carried out safely and which segregated people from vehicles.