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Category: Workplace transport

Firm sentenced after worker paralysed in fall

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

A Glasgow-based company has been fined for safety failings after a worker was left paralysed from the neck down when he fell around three metres from the top of a gritter.

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Company back in court for safety failings

Monday, June 9, 2014

A Tyneside company has appeared in court for safety breaches for the second time in less than a year after a forklift truck overturned at its factory in Burnopfield.

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Lincolnshire firm in court over worker’s life-changing injuries

Monday, June 2, 2014

A plastics recycling company has been fined for serious safety failings after a worker was stuck by a reversing forklift truck at its Hemswell site.

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Cumbrian oil firm fined after worker’s fall

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

A Cumbrian oil distributor has appeared in court for safety breaches after an employee fell from the top of a tanker.

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Sauces firm prosecuted over forklift death

Thursday, May 15, 2014

A sauces manufacturer has been fined £140,000 after a forklift truck driver was killed at a factory in Runcorn.

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Forklift operator in court after dangerous lift causes serious injury

Friday, May 9, 2014

A forklift truck operator has been prosecuted for safety failings after a teenager was seriously injured by a falling heater unit weighing almost half-a-tonne during a dangerous lifting operation in Kent.

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Logistics firm in court after worker breaks leg in lorry fall

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

A Suffolk logistics firm has been fined for safety failings after a lorry driver fell from a flat-bed trailer at a company warehouse in Felixstowe.

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Blackpool sweet firm fined after forklift spears worker’s foot

Monday, April 28, 2014

A national sweet manufacturer has appeared in court after the fork on a forklift truck pierced a worker’s foot, entering the instep and exiting the bridge, breaking every bone in its path.

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Employee in court after striking co-worker’s head with digger bucket

Friday, April 25, 2014

A construction site worker from Rushden has been prosecuted after he struck another worker on the head with the bucket on a digger.

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Suffolk company in court after worker suffers crush injuries

Thursday, April 24, 2014

A Suffolk firm which makes rubber granules has been fined for safety breaches after an agency worker was severely injured when the forklift truck he was driving overturned.

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County Durham firm in court after worker loses leg

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

An agency worker was left with life-changing injuries when his leg had to be amputated after he was crushed between a moving vehicle and a water tank.

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Removals company fined after worker’s foot injury

Friday, April 11, 2014

A nationwide removals and storage company has been sentenced for safety failings after a forklift truck reversed into a worker at an Essex site, causing serious injuries.

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Council in court after death of pensioner

Friday, April 11, 2014

Glasgow City Council has been fined £20,000 following the death of a pensioner after he was struck by a reversing refuse vehicle in the city centre.

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New guidance for the safety of dock workers

Monday, April 7, 2014

The Health and Safety Executive, has worked with Port Skills and Safety and Unite the union to produce a new, simpler Approved Code of Practice and signposting guidance document for the docks industry.

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Packaging company fined after worker’s leg injury

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

An Essex-based manufacturing company has been sentenced for safety failings after a forklift truck reversed into a delivery driver’s lower leg, fracturing his ankle.

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Proposals to amend PUWER ACOPs

Monday, March 31, 2014

This is a review of the approved codes of practice (ACOP) on the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER) (L22); Safe Use of Power Presses (L112) and Safe Use of Woodworking Equipment (L114), with the aim of removing time-limited material and simplifying text. Consultation runs from 31 March to 23 May 2014.

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Court for company after reversing digger injures worker

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

A Hampshire waste company has been fined for serious safety failings after a worker was run over by a reversing digger at a yard in Eastleigh.

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Preston building firm sentenced over cinema death

Thursday, March 6, 2014

A Preston-based building firm has been fined £130,000 over the death of a worker outside a cinema in Ashton-on-Ribble.

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Former Hull firm in court after drama on stage

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

A former Hull company has been prosecuted after a worker was hit by a toppling metal column as the stage was being prepared for the popular Classics in the Park festival in East Yorkshire.

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Stalybridge firm fined after half tonne car drops on mechanic

Friday, February 28, 2014

A vehicle salvage firm in Stalybridge has been fined over multiple safety failings after a car weighing more than half a tonne fell from a forklift truck, crushing a young mechanic underneath.

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