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Category: Workplace transport

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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Firms fined after worker suffers multiple injuries

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Two companies have been fined after a lorry driver suffered multiple injuries whilst loading his lorry.

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Property developer and builder in court over death at construction site

Friday, November 21, 2014

A Middlesex property development firm and a Buckinghamshire contractor have been ordered to pay a total of over £180,000 for safety failings after a worker was killed whilst driving a dumper truck during construction works at a former military base in Buckinghamshire.

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South London waste firm’s ‘dismal’ safety record

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

A waste firm in south-east London has been prosecuted after repeatedly putting its employees at risk of injury, or even death, from use of heavy machinery that was often left in a dangerous condition.

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Employer sentenced after worker crushed to death

Thursday, October 23, 2014

David Westwater, 22, of Denny, had only been working for Basil Pinkney, in his small scaffold refurbishment business in Coatbridge, for two weeks before the incident happened on 28 August 2012. 

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HSG136 – A guide to workplace transport safety (Third edition)

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

This guide provides advice for employers on what they need to do to comply with the law and reduce risk. It is shorter and more streamlined than the previous edition and has been updated to take account of new advice on workplace transport safety and to reflect changes to relevant legislation.

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