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Fine after steel beam causes fatal injury

HSE warned road haulage and steel fabrication companies of the importance of having properly secured heavy loads, following the death of a driver in Leith.

Steel fabrication company, McDonald and Ross Ltd, and a road haulage sole trader, Ron Boyd Trading, were today fined a total of £37,500 at Edinburgh Sheriff Court. Mr Nicholas McKellar age 45, died after a steel beam weighing almost 1000kg fell from a vehicle as it was being unloaded, on 10 October 2005.

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