Friday, 6 January, 2017
At Airdrie Sheriff Court today, 6 January 2017, Sheriff Petra Collins sentenced Donald Craig to two years’ imprisonment for breaches of health and safety law after his company Craig Services & Access Limited hired out an unsafe cherry picker which buckled while it was in use, causing the death of Gary Currie. Craig Services was fined a total of £61,000 for breaching its duty to ensure that those using the cherry picker were not exposed to the risk of injury or death, for failing to maintain the equipment and for hiring it out when it had not been certified as safe. J M Access Solutions Ltd was also fined £30,000 for breaching its duty to ensure that those using the cherry picker were not exposed to risks of serious injury or death, by failing to carry out an adequate Thorough Examination.
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