Kilsaran Concrete ULC fined for safety breach

Friday 10th November

At a sentencing hearing today at Trim Circuit Court, Kilsaran Concrete ULC was fined €125,000 by Judge Michael O Shea as a result of an industrial accident.  

The company had previously pleaded guilty to a breach of the Safety Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005. 

The Court was told that on the 15th May 2014 Mr Tomas Moran, an employee of Kilsaran Concrete ULC, had the four fingers of his left hand amputated while he was cleaning the dosing section of a machine involved in the manufacturing of concrete products. 

The investigation into the accident by the Health and Safety Authority found that there was no safe system of work in place for the cleaning of the machine involved in the accident. 

Earlier this year the Court of Criminal Appeal increased the fine handed down in the Circuit Criminal Court from €125,000 to €1,000,000 where an employee of the company was killed in Sept 2011 whilst working on another section of the same machine.