A Health and Safety Executive (HSE) investigation has led to a construction site worker being prosecuted after he struck a colleague on the head with the bucket on a digger. The investigation found he had been using a mobile phone whilst operating the excavator on a building site in Milton Keynes. The defendant was ordered to pay £2,500 to the injured worker, and costs of £1,554 after pleading guilty to a single breach of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974. For more information please go to http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/employee-in-court-after-striking-co-workers-head-with-digger-bucket/ 

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