Construction Enquirer News Two companies to face charges after Birmingham tragedy

A Health and Safety Executive prosecution is being brought against two companies after five workers were fatally injured and another seriously hurt at a site in Birmingham.

On 7 July 2016, Ousmane Kaba Diaby, Saibo Sumbundu Sillah, Bangally Tunkara Dukuray, Almamo Kinteh Jammeh and Mahamadou Jagana Jagana were all fatally crushed by a collapsing wall at the site on Aston Church Road in Nechells area of the city. Tombong Camara Conteh sustained serious injuries.

The victims died when the concrete wall came down on them at the scrap metal recyling plant.

A joint investigation by HSE and West Midlands Police has taken place.

Ensco 10101 Limited (previously known as Shredmet Ltd) of Riverside Works Trevor Street, Nechells, Birmingham will face charges under Sections 2(1) and 3(1) of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.

Hawkeswood Metal Recycling Limited of Riverside Works Trevor Street, Nechells, Birmingham, will face charges under Sections 2(1) and 3(1) of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.

A prosecution has also been approved against two individuals.

The first court hearing date is yet to be confirmed.

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