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Category: Haulage

Trucker’s narrow escape after striking overhead power line

Thursday, February 21, 2013

A Merseyside trucker could have been killed when his vehicle hit an 11,000 volt overhead power line as he tipped fertiliser onto farmland in Maghull, a court has heard.

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Two firms fined after worker injured in fall

Monday, February 4, 2013

Two firms have been fined after a driver was injured when he fell from the top of a heavy goods vehicle.

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Company fined after driver loses fingers on unsafe equipment

Friday, January 25, 2013

A Dorset contractor has been fined for safety failings after a lorry driver suffered a serious hand injury while using unsafe wheel cleaning equipment on a construction site near Barnet.

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Lorry driver’s death lands firm in court

Monday, January 7, 2013

A West Midlands logistics company has been fined £300,000 after one of its drivers was killed by a runaway lorry in Northamptonshire.

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Worker fined after unstable lorry topples over and injures worker

Friday, October 12, 2012

A worker unloading scaffold materials from a flatbed lorry was thrown from the vehicle and hit by its load of boards and tubes when it overturned a court was told today (12 October).

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Haulage firm fined after worker severely injured

Thursday, September 13, 2012

An Aberdeenshire haulage firm has been fined after a driver was severely injured when he was knocked to the ground and run over by a tractor unit of a Heavy Goods Vehicle.

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Sawmill case study – Fatal fall while loading wood chips

Thursday, August 23, 2012

A driver arrived at a sawmill in the afternoon to load his heavy goods vehicle with wood chips. The sawmill staff finished work for the day and left from the front of the building, not seeing the driver or his vehicle again that day. The following morning staff saw the vehicle parked on an estate […]

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Logistics – FAQs

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Answers to some of your frequently asked questions about the logistics sector covering health and safety in the road haulage, distribution and warehousing industries.

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RR924 – Load security on double-deck trailers

Monday, July 16, 2012

This research has considered good practice in the safe use of heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) with more than one load bed and has identified measures that operators can take to reduce the risks inherent in using double-deck trailers.

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Haulage and distribution – Falls from car transporters

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Falls from car transporters, often from the upper decks, can result in death or serious injuries. Serious accidents often involve people falling more than 2 metres over the edges. Lower falls occur, including through openings in the decking and from ladders.

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Falls from vehicles – What are the risks?

Monday, June 11, 2012

Many falls from vehicles occur during loading and unloading – you don’t have to fall far to land hard. this page give you further information on where these risk are.

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Feed firm is fined for driver’s injuries in lorry fall

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

A Devon firm has been prosecuted after a driver suffered severe injuries when he fell from the top of a lorry onto a concrete floor while removing the cover from his load at a Wiltshire feed mill.

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Grimsby firm fined after worker’s warehouse death

Thursday, May 17, 2012

A Grimsby haulage company has been sentenced for safety failings after a worker was killed when a row of steel coils ‘collapsed like dominos’ trapping him under their five-tonne weight.

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Worker’s leg amputated following forklift incident

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

A Cardiff-based cargo company has been fined after a lorry driver had part of his leg amputated after being struck by a reversing forklift truck.

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Firm fined after driver impaled on steel tube

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

A Darlington engineering firm was today fined after a delivery driver was seriously injured when a steel bar penetrated his chest.

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Ports and Logistics sector data summary and analysis

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

This is a detailed report examining the ports and logistics sector and providing analysis of injury rates and general employment structures (including how these employment structures could potentially affect health and safety standards). This report also provides comparison between the logistics (transportation and storage) sector and other sectors in terms of injury rates and severity.

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Yorkshire trailer firm fined £100,000 over driver’s death

Monday, February 27, 2012

A worker died when a six-metre steel machine landed on top of him after it was dislodged from overhead brackets at a factory in East Yorkshire.

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Workers exposed to asbestos at Redditch industrial unit

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

A Redditch freight firm, its managing director and a Birmingham contractor have been prosecuted for putting at least 20 people at risk of lung disease from asbestos fibres.

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Risk management – Online example assessments

Monday, February 20, 2012

The examples show how other small and medium-sized businesses have approached risk assessment. If you can’t find your industry listed, pick the one closest to it and adapt it for your own workplace.

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RR908 – Vapour cloud formation: Experiments and modelling

Monday, February 13, 2012

Hazard analysis for overfilling of a tank with a volatile liquid is a complex and important problem but (prior to the Buncefield incident) had not been the subject of significant research effort.

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