Mother to sue contractor over son’s death

Mother to sue contractor over son's death

The mother of a young boy who fell to his death through an open manhole cover has opened legal proceedings against the contractor responsible.

Joanne Ferguson is understood to be seeking a six-figure compensation sum after Shea Ryan fell 20ft into a pool of water in July 2020.

Contractor RJ McLeod has admitted health and safety failings that led to the accident and was fined £800,000 earlier this year and ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £60,000.

A court heard how Shea got through an insecure fence into a construction site that was close to a playpark near his home in Drumchapel.

The construction site was part of a surface water management project being undertaken by Glasgow City Council. At the time of the incident, RJ McLeod (Contractors) Limited was the principal contractor.

Law firm Digby Brown confirmed a case has been launched at the Court of Session in Edinburgh.

A fatal accident inquiry is to be held at a later date.

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