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Category: Workplace transport

Firms prosecuted after worker loses left leg

Monday, March 2, 2015

A Tameside factory worker had to have part of his left leg amputated after he was struck by an 850kg metal frame being delivered to a plant in Glossop, a court has heard.

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Engineering firm in court after worker crushed by two-tonne frame

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

A Cumbrian engineering firm has been fined £12,000 after a worker suffered severe injuries when he was struck by a metal frame, weighing nearly two tonnes.

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Free-to-download Safety Wizard app

Friday, February 20, 2015

A developer has launched a free-to-download health and safety app to help small to medium-sized businesses (SMEs) manage common workplace risks. The ‘SME Safety Wizard app’ is structured around HSE’s Toolbox guidance.

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Lake District council prosecuted over bin lorry deaths

Friday, February 13, 2015

A council in the Lake District has been fined £120,000 after two women were killed by reversing rubbish trucks within a year of each other.

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Quarry operator sentenced after worker died in dumper truck fall

Friday, February 13, 2015

An Arbroath quarry operator has been fined for serious safety failings after a dumper truck driver died when his vehicle reversed over a stop block to the quarry floor below.

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Development failings land multiple defendants in court

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Five separate parties have been sentenced for allowing unsafe work practices and poor welfare standards at a construction site in Upper Norwood.

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Stevedores fined for worker’s severe injuries

Thursday, February 5, 2015

A Glamorgan stevedoring company has been fined for breaking safety legislation after an employee suffered severe leg injuries falling from a trailer.

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Company in court after worker is struck by washing machine

Monday, February 2, 2015

A Lincolnshire recycling firm has been prosecuted for safety failings after a worker was left with a broken back when he was struck by a washing machine which fell from a grabber.

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Farmer in court over driver’s electrocution

Monday, January 12, 2015

A Salisbury farm owner has been fined after an HGV driver was electrocuted while making a delivery to his farm.

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DHL in court after employee suffered life-changing injuries

Monday, January 12, 2015

Global courier firm DHL has been sentenced for safety failings after an HGV driver was run over by his own vehicle at a depot in Bedfordshire.

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Waste company fined over worker’s life-changing injuries

Thursday, January 8, 2015

A nationwide waste management company has been told to pay nearly £170,000 for safety failings after an employee suffered multiple injuries when he was crushed between a truck and a skip at a site in Essex.

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Directors fined after young worker crushed by dumper

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

A 20-year-old man died on his first day at work for a new company when the four-tonne dumper he was driving toppled over a bank and crushed him.

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Ebbw Vale packaging firm in court over worker’s injuries

Friday, December 19, 2014

An Ebbw Vale packaging company has been has been fined for safety failings after a delivery driver was hit by a forklift truck at its premises.

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Council fined after worker is crushed by bin lorry

Friday, December 19, 2014

The largest local authority in the country has been fined after a refuse worker sustained leg injuries when he was trapped against a van by a reversing bin lorry.

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Lothian Health Board in court after death of pensioner

Friday, December 19, 2014

Lothian Health Board has been fined £40,000 following the death of a pensioner after she was struck by one of its vans as she crossed a clearly marked pedestrian route into Edinburgh’s Western General Hospital.

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Recycling firm sentenced over forklift death

Thursday, December 18, 2014

A recycling company has been fined £180,000 after a worker was killed on his first day at work when the forklift truck he was driving overturned.

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Seat belt could have saved life of estate worker

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

The co-owner of a sporting and farming estate in the North Yorkshire national park has been prosecuted after a 79-year-old occasional worker died in an overturned all-terrain vehicle on remote moorland.

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Employee died from crushing injuries at Gloucester works yard

Monday, December 15, 2014

Gloucester-based contractor Complete Utilities Ltd has been prosecuted for safety failings after an employee died from crushing injuries sustained at work.

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County Durham firm fined after driver seriously injured

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

A County Durham stairlift manufacturer has been prosecuted for safety failings after a delivery driver was seriously injured when he was struck by a reversing fork lift truck.

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Utility company sentenced for worker death

Monday, December 8, 2014

Thames Water has been ordered to pay more than £361,000 in fines and costs after a worker was killed by a reversing excavator at a treatment works in Walthamstow.

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