Entertainment company fined after death at Cardington Sheds

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An entertainment company has been fined £16,000 following the death of a rigger at the Cardington Sheds in Bedfordshire.

Russell Bowry, aged 52 from Lower Stondon in Bedfordshire, was working on the roof of a cube for a musical when he fell 10 metres through the structure on 13 March 2018.

He died from his injuries three days later.

A Health and Safety Executive investigation found that ELP Broadcast and Events Ltd had failed to plan and implement a safe system of work.

The company also failed to implement its own health and safety policy or ensure there was adequate supervision.

ELP of Bedford Technology Park Thurleigh, Bedfordshire pleaded guilty at Luton Magistrates’ Court to breaching section 3 (1) of the Health And Safety at Work Act, 1974.

The firm was funded £16,000 and ordered to pay £2,968.70 costs yesterday (Wednesday).

Reporting by South Beds News Agency
Edited by Paul Hutchinson for the Bedford Independent

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