A BUILDING company from East Yorkshire has been prosecuted after a worker was run over by a digger and seriously injured.

Brothers Bryan Christopher Kendra and Michael Antony Kendra of L & S Kendra & Sons in Melbourne were each fined £9,000 and each ordered to pay £2,500 in costs.

Beverley Magistrates Court heard bricklayer Andrew Trezise, 56, from Pocklington, was hit and run over by an excavator digger being driven by Bryan Kendra. Mr Trezise suffered a broken pelvis and serious leg injuries. A Health and Safety Executive investigation found there were no markings to indicate where the digger was working, to ensure it was separated from pedestrian movements on site. A reversing assistant had not been deployed to oversee reversing manoeuvres for the digger prior to the incident, which happened on July 29, 2009, at May Cottage in Mill Lane, Seaton Ross.

After the hearing, HSE Inspector Geoff Clark said: “Andrew Trezise should have been able to carry out his duties on the construction site without being seriously injured.

“L & S Kendra and Sons failed to have proper systems in place at the site to restrict and control the movement of the digger.

“As a result workers on the site were left at serious risk. It is essential that steps are taken to segregate moving machinery, such as diggers, from other people on site.”

Both Kendra brothers pleaded guilty to breaching section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974.