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Category: Workplace transport

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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Animal feed supplier fined for safety failings

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

An animal feed supplier has been fined for safety failings after the company had failed to ensure their fork lift trucks had undergone regular examination, putting employees at risk.

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Metal recycling firm fined after worker suffered hand and arm injuries

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Totternhoe Metal Recycling Limited (TMR) have been fined after a worker was injured whilst delivering waste metal.

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Council sentenced over park injury to toddler

Thursday, July 23, 2015

A council appeared in court for sentencing today after an incident in which a three-year-old girl was struck by a park ranger’s vehicle.

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Employee severely injures leg at HGV spray painting company

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

A HGV spray painting company has been fined for safety failings that led to a worker sustaining a serious fracture to his left leg.

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Lack of training caused life changing injuries

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Essex tree specialist company, Oak View Tree Specialists Limited, has been fined after a skip loading dumper overturned severely injuring a worker.

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Transport and animals are the biggest killers in agriculture

Monday, July 6, 2015

The Health and Safety Executive’s (HSE) latest fatality statistics show incidents involving moving vehicles and cattle are the biggest causes of death on Britain’s farms.

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Company in court after worker crushed under forklift truck

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

A Lincolnshire transport and storage firm has been prosecuted after a father-of-two died when a metal frame being loaded onto a lorry trailer fell on top of him.

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Solihull firm fined after worker was crushed

Monday, June 15, 2015

Solihull based car part manufacturer,TRW Ltd was fined on Monday 15 June 2015 after a worker was crushed between a forklift truck and a trailer suffering serious injuries.

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Death of young worker leads to court for recycling company

Friday, June 12, 2015

A recycling company in South Devon has been sentenced for serious safety breaches after a worker was killed after likely being thrown from a six-tonne dumper truck. 

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Haulage firm fined after driver injured

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

A Bedfordshire haulage contractor has been sentenced for safety failings after a driver suffered serious injuries when he was catapulted from a powered access platform as he was unloading it from a heavy goods vehicle.

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Agriculture firm fined after two workers injured by reversing vehicles

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

AB Agri Limited has been fined after two people were injured when they were struck by a reversing heavy goods vehicle at the company’s Northallerton site.

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Company fined £140,000 after worker crushed under forklift truck

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

A Leicestershire aluminium fabricator was sentenced today (3 June) after a worker was crushed under a lifting truck which tipped over while lifting extruder dies from storage racks.

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Safe Driver, Safe Vehicle, Safe Site – Harrogate, 24 June 2015

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Help prevent accidents, assess and manage vehicle and driver safety – wherever you work. This free event, organised by the Harrogate & District Health and Safety Forum, is for any business that uses vehicles, on-site or on the public highway, for work.

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Shropshire fuel firm fined £20,000

Thursday, May 21, 2015

A fuel supply business has been sentenced after one of its workers was injured after being struck by a vehicle in a works yard.

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Animal feed company fined £80,000 after death of worker

Friday, May 15, 2015

An animal feed company was fined £80,000 after one of its employees died when he was buried under tonnes of wheat being unloaded from a lorry.

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Firm sentenced after worker hit by tractor

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

A Carlisle man suffered serious injuries when he was run over by the cab of an articulated lorry in a haulage yard where he worked at Stainton, near Penrith.

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