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Category: Workplace transport

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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Moray firm in court over worker’s fractured skull

Thursday, September 25, 2014

An Aberlour-based haulage firm has been fined for safety failings after a worker was seriously injured when an unsecured barrel fell from a lorry onto his head.

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Basingstoke company in court after worker crushed

Thursday, September 25, 2014

A Basingstoke engineering firm has been sentenced for safety breaches that led to a 42-year-old man being crushed between a telehandler and a steel post at a workshop in West Drayton.

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Company prosecuted after worker suffers back injury in fork lift fall

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

A fork lift truck company has been fined after a worker at its West Bromwich factory fractured a vertebra in his back when one of its vehicles fell from a lorry.

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Construction company fined £100,000 after worker run-over by nine tonne truck

Friday, September 19, 2014

A major construction company has been fined for safety failings after a worker was critically injured when he was run over by a nine tonne dumper truck. 

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Risk assessments – A brief guide to controlling risks in the workplace

Friday, August 29, 2014

HSE has revised and simplified the 5 Steps. INDG163 ‘Risk assessment – A brief guide to controlling risks in the workplace’ clearly outlines what businesses need to do to assess their workplace risks without creating mountains of meaningless paperwork.

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The National Fork Lift Safety Conference 2014 – Coventry, 24 September 2014

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Featuring: a keynote address from Philip White, Director of HSE’s Cross-Cutting Interventions Directorate, presentations from fork lift truck companies and ending with a Q & A session with FLTA’s Practical Safety Panel.

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Edinburgh company fined £12,000 after lorry crushes employee (COPFS release)

Thursday, August 21, 2014

An Edinburgh based pharmaceutical company has pled guilty today at Edinburgh Sheriff Court of failing to ensure the health and safety of an employee when a reversing lorry crushed an employees head and chest resulting in severe injury.

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Stonehaven firm fined £240,000 after driver crushed to death

Friday, August 15, 2014

A Stonehaven animal feed company has been fined £240,000 after a lorry driver was crushed to death when a two-tonnes, fully-loaded grain bin fell onto him from a forklift truck.

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Buxton food packaging firm in court over forklift injuries

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

A food packaging company in Buxton has been fined after an employee suffered severe injuries to his leg when he was struck by a forklift truck.

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Nottingham timber firm in court over worker’s injuries

Friday, August 1, 2014

A timber company has been fined after an employee was run over by a forklift truck.

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Haulage companies in court after driver paralysed

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Two haulage companies have been sentenced for safety failings after an HGV driver was left paralysed from the chest down following an incident at a transport yard in Sandy, Bedfordshire.

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Essex farming company fined after trailer death

Friday, July 25, 2014

A Southminster farmers’ co-operative has been sentenced after a worker was killed when the tailgate of a hydraulic trailer fell and struck him across the neck.

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Firm sentenced after forklift truck ran over worker’s leg and foot

Thursday, July 24, 2014

An Aberdeen firm has been fined for safety failings after a worker was injured when a forklift truck ran over his leg and foot.

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Costain sentenced for Parkway telehandler death

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Global engineering specialist Costain Limited has been ordered to pay more than £615,000 in fines and costs after a worker was killed when a telehandler overturned during the construction of the Parkway development in Newbury.

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Farmer fined £100,000 after worker was killed by reversing trailer

Monday, July 21, 2014

A Lincolnshire vegetable farmer has been prosecuted for safety failings after a mother of two was killed when she was run over by a reversing tractor trailer.

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Airbus fined £200,000 over worker’s death

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Aeroplane manufacturer Airbus has been fined following the death of an employee who was crushed between a tractor and a fertiliser spreader at the firm’s plant in Broughton.

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Safety failings at M25 construction site led to worker’s death

Friday, July 11, 2014

A Slough construction firm and a bulldozer operator have been sentenced for serious safety failings after a worker was run over and killed while working on the M25 widening project.

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