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.