A BORDERS construction company who admitted safety breaches after a worker was injured on a building site in Galashiels has been fined £10,000.

Grant Morton, from Walkerburn, was struck on the body after a wall collapsed at the construction site in Gala Lane, Selkirk Sheriff Court was told.

Caberston Developments Ltd, which gave an address in High Street, Melrose, pleaded guilty failing to carry out a safety assessment of the risks to its employees between January 2017 and February 2018.

It also admitted failing to have a system in place to enable employees to permit the safe removal of walls.

The court heard Mr Morton was engaged in removing sections of basement wall using a construction breaker and the wall, in the absence of any supports to stablilise it, collapsed and struck him on the body to his injury on February 23, 2018.