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Halls Group administration hit by fatality

15th March 2012, Page 9
15th March 2012
Page 9
Page 9, 15th March 2012 — Halls Group administration hit by fatality
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THE ADMINISTRATOR at Norfolk-based Halls Group says the building products haulier has a claim against it from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) after a death occurred at one of its sites.

The Great Yarmouth own-account operator appointed accountancy irm Baker Tilly in July 2011 and all 32 employees were immediately made redundant.

The administrator says a lack of capital and pressure from creditors placed the company, which had a licence 20 vehicles and two trailers, in trouble. It hoped to sell the business and assets, but due to the small offers received it decided to auction the irm’s vehicles and stock instead.

Baker Tilly’s latest report says: “The gross proceeds from the sale of the plant and machinery were £112,039.15. This is considerably more than any offer received for the business.” Referring to the HSE claim, it adds: “This claim relates to the death of a member of the public on one of the sites of Halls Group, which was before our appointment.

“This claim has been postponed in light of the administration.”


Locations: Norfolk

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