Cumbria

ACP Concrete fined over Martin McGlasson staircase death

Martin McGlasson Image copyright Cumbria Police
Image caption Martin McGlasson was described as a loving son, partner, brother and uncle

A concrete company has been fined after a worker was killed by a falling staircase in 2011.

Martin McGlasson was polishing the nearly-completed 2.9 tonne structure at ACP Concrete Ltd in Lakes Road, Workington, when it collapsed onto him.

The 37-year-old, from Workington, suffered multiple injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The company admitted two health and safety breaches and was fined £180,000 by the judge at Carlisle Crown Court.

One of the breaches related to Mr McGlasson's death, the other to a separate incident in which a worker suffered bruised legs when he was trapped against a mould.

It was also ordered to pay costs of £60,626.

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