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Guilty plea for JV in Crossrail death case

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A joint venture of three contractors has pleaded guilty to health and safety offences relating to three incidents on the £15bn Crossrail project.

BFK, a JV between Bam Nuttall, Ferrovial and Kier, entered the guilty plea at Westminster Magistrates Court on Wednesday 19 July.

On 7 March 2014 Rene Tka’cik died after being crushed by falling concrete during work on a Fisher Street tunnel.

Two workers were injured in further incidents. On 16 January 2015 Terrance ‘Ian’ Hughes was working on the tunnel between Bond Street and Paddington when he suffered severe leg injuries after being crushed by a tipper truck.

On the same stretch of the tunnel Alex Vizitiu suffered head and hip injuries on 22 January 2015. He was hit by a high pressure mix of water and concrete while cleaning concrete lines.

“We confirm the joint venture known as BFK has pleaded guilty in relation to incidents that occurred during the progress of the Crossrail project in 2014 and 2015. As these legal proceedings are on-going, we are unable to comment further at this time,” said a spokesperson for BFK.

BFK is due to appear at Southwark Crown Court on 27 July for sentencing.

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