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Category: Workplace transport

Company fined and two directors get suspended prison sentence after 27-year-old killed by telehandler

Friday, December 11, 2015

A landscaping company and its two directors were sentenced after Russell Meech, a 27 year old landscape gardener was killed when he fell under the wheels of a telehandler.

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Three companies fined after worker lost his life

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Three companies have been fined for safety failings after a concrete panel fell from a lorry and killed a worker.

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Pet food manufacturer fined after injury to teenage worker

Thursday, November 26, 2015

A Nottinghamshire pet food company has been sentenced after a worker was seriously injured when a forklift truck he was driving overturned. 

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Worker suffered fatal crush injuries after being hit by lorry

Thursday, November 19, 2015

A commercial vehicle company was ordered to pay £212,500 in fines and costs after one of its workers was killed when a lorry travelling at less than 5km/h crushed him.

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First aid at work – training provision survey

Friday, November 13, 2015

The requirement for HSE to approve first aid training providers and qualifications was removed in October 2013. To help review the impact of this policy on business we are asking employers to answer a short online survey that should take no more than 10 minutes to complete. The information provided will be completely anonymous.

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Employee crushed under van during inspection

Thursday, November 12, 2015

A contract gardening company has been fined for safety failings that led to a worker sustaining serious crush injuries to his chest.

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Forklift collision injures worker

Thursday, November 5, 2015

An Essex haulage firm has been fined after an employee was struck by a forklift truck (FLT) driven by an untrained operative.

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RR1069 – Establishing direct and contributory factors to the uncontrolled movement of heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) during coupling and uncoupling

Thursday, November 5, 2015

The aim of the research is to identify the direct and contributory factors to accidents occurring to HGV and shunter drivers during the coupling and/or uncoupling of the tractor and the trailer unit and to suggest the most appropriate way to tackle this issue.

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Site and Transport Safety – London, 1 December 2015

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Vehicle movements and loading and unloading vehicles can be some of the most dangerous workplace activities. This HSL run course will help you understand the legal requirements of both road traffic law and workplace safety law, how and why things go wrong, and how you can take practicable steps to reduce risk in your business.

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Logistics company fined after driver struck by falling pallet

Monday, November 2, 2015

A logistics company has been fined for safety failings after a driver was injured when he was hit by a pallet that fell from a fork lift truck. 

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Construction firm sentenced after dumper truck topple

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

A construction firm has been sentenced after a worker was injured when a 10 tonne dumper truck he was driving over turned and landed in an open excavation. 

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Woodworking firm fined over safety breach

Friday, October 16, 2015

A woodworking firm was fined for safety breaches after stacks of boards fell onto two employees and injured both of them.

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Logistics company fined after man injured at work

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

A logistics company was fined £20,000 after a worker was hit by a fork-lift truck in a busy yard and suffered head injuries.

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Recycling firm fined £200,000 after employee struck by vehicle

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

A national recycling firm was fined after an employee was struck by a 7.5 tonne telehandler. 

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RR1066 – The use and non-use of seat belts in the operation of forward tipping dumpers

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

A proportion of forward tipping dumper (FTD) operators choose to operate without wearing a seat belt, increasing their risk of death or serious injury should the machine overturn. This research aimed to better understand the reasons why some FTD operators choose not to wear their seat belt.

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Council fined after man killed by swing barrier

Friday, September 11, 2015

North Lincolnshire Council has been fined after a man died when his car drove into a horizontal swing barrier gate to a car park at a sports ground.

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National Fork Lift Safety Month: 1-30 September 2015

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Fork lift trucks remain the UK’s most dangerous type of workplace transport. Throughout September’s Safety Month – or Safetember – the Fork Lift Truck Association will be making a compendium of free resources and guides available via its website.

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National Fork Lift Safety Conference – Loughborough, 23 September 2015

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Forming part of the FLTA’s Fork Lift Safety Month, the conference is aimed at managers and supervisors who oversee fork lift truck operations. The conference will feature case-histories from companies who have successfully implemented safety campaigns and effectively reduced FLT accidents in the workplace.

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Transport company in court over driver’s death

Friday, August 21, 2015

A Norfolk-based road transport company has been sentenced for safety failings after a driver suffered life-changing injuries and later died following an incident in Broxbourne, Herts. 

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Food manufacturing company and director sentenced

Thursday, August 20, 2015

A multi million pound turnover food manufacturer and one of its directors have been fined after a worker was crushed by a forklift truck at its Warwickshire factory.

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