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Category: Haulage

Transport firm owner sentenced following mechanic death

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

The owner of a Leicestershire transport company has been sentenced for safety failings after a mechanic was killed during a jacking operation.

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HSE unveils changes to reporting requirements

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has formally implemented changes to simplify the mandatory reporting of workplace injuries for businesses.

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Freight company fined £50,000 after worker hit by falling pallets

Thursday, August 15, 2013

A Suffolk-based freight company has been sentenced for a series of safety breaches after a forklift truck toppled and spilled its load onto a worker, breaking his back.

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Managing for health and safety

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

HSE has launched new online guidance to help make it easier for larger organisations and businesses to understand how to manage health and safety. Managing for health and safety replaces Successful health and safety management (known to many as HSG65) refreshing and enhancing the existing content.

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North Wales company in court after worker’s fall

Monday, June 17, 2013

A haulage company has been fined after an employee sustained injuries falling from a wooden pallet carried on a fork lift truck.

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Firms sentenced after worker is killed by runaway lorry

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Two companies were today (24 April) ordered to pay a total of £794,658 in fines and costs after a driver was run over and killed by his own lorry.

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Transport company fined following investigation

Thursday, April 11, 2013

The director of a plastering company was killed when a pallet containing more than a tonne of render fell on top of him during a lorry delivery at premises in Devon.

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Worker’s death leads to £75,000 fine for Nuneaton transport firm

Thursday, April 11, 2013

A Nuneaton storage and distribution firm has been fined after a worker was killed when a tall stack of empty wooden pallets toppled on to him.

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H&S Toolbox – Drive your knowledge on workplace transport

Monday, March 18, 2013

Every year there are accidents involving transport in the workplace, some of which result in people being killed. The health and safety toolbox is easy to use and will tell you what you need to do to work safely.

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Sole trader sentenced for tipper death failings

Thursday, March 14, 2013

A Berkshire haulier has been fined for safety failings after a long-serving employee was run over and killed by a tipper lorry at his Reading head office.

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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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