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A construction company has admitted health and safety failings following a fatal accident on a building site in Glasgow.

A 31-year-old man was killed when a steel frame fell on top of him on 15 October 2009 while assisting in the construction of houses and flats at a new-build site in Maryhill.

Chains holding the steel frame, which weighted roughly 1.6 tonnes, were released causing the structure to topple and fall.

Steel workers were able to lift the structure off the man; however, the extent of his crush injuries were too severe and he passed away shortly after being admitted to a nearby hospital.

A Health and Safety Executive investigation found that the foundation bolts securing the structure were inadequately installed.

Glasgow Sheriff Court heard the case on 8 June 2015.

Morris and Spottiswood pleaded guilty to failing to ensure that those installing foundation bolts were sufficiently trained to carry out the procedure.

The victim was not a direct employee of Morris and Spottiswood, but was working for a firm sub-contracted by the company to carry out work on the site.

A third firm was also hired to assist in the erection of steelworks; however, charges will not be brought against either party as both are no longer trading.

Glasgow Sheriff Court have deferred judgement following the hearing.

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