Motorway fatality leads to penalties of £500,000

A 42-year-old roadworker, Cecil Grant died from injuries sustained when falling from a wall when repairing CCTV cameras on the M5 motorway. An investigation concluded that the work had not been properly planned and monitored, and Mr Grant had not been made aware of the dangerous drop near where he was working.

His employers, Serco Ltd, were fined £200,000 (£100,000 for each of two offences) at Bristol Crown Court and ordered to pay costs of £36,186. Birse Civils Ltd was fined £100,000 with costs of £180,093.

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