A LOCAL construction company put one of its employees and members of the public at risk when a five-tonne digger ‘tipped over during a lifting operation’, the Royal Court heard.
Hacquoil and Cook admitted two breaches of health and safety legislation, with the infractions taking place in February last year at a property on Route des Genêts in St Brelade.
A court summons stated the company failed to ensure that the employee was ‘not exposed to risks to their safety’ by failing to ‘provide and maintain a safe system of work’ for lifting unsecured granite slabs using the Bobcat 5 tonne excavator.
‘As a result, the said excavator tipped over during a lifting operation exposing Mr X to risks to his health and safety,’ it added.
The ‘unsafe manner’ in which the excavator was being operated also resulted in granite slabs falling onto an embankment in Winston Churchill Park, placing members of the public at risk, the summons stated.
The case was adjourned until 14 April for sentencing.