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Category: Workplace transport

Firm fined after driver impaled on steel tube

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

A Darlington engineering firm was today fined after a delivery driver was seriously injured when a steel bar penetrated his chest.

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Recycling company prosecuted after worker’s foot is crushed

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

A recycling company has been fined after a teenager with a promising career in motocross had his foot broken by a 16-tonne machine.

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Mersey shipbuilding firm sentenced over welder death

Thursday, March 22, 2012

A Merseyside shipbuilding firm has been fined £120,000 over the death of a welder who became trapped while driving a forklift truck.

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Company failed surveyor killed by reversing lorry

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

A leading engineering and construction company has been fined £250,000 for safety failings after a surveyor was killed by a reversing lorry during work to widen the M25 near Dartford.

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Two Leeds firms in court over worker’s crush injuries

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

A construction worker had both legs broken when a 22-tonne excavator reversed over him on a building site in Leeds, a court has heard.

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DVD – NAPO in…Safe moves

Thursday, March 1, 2012

This film shows the animated character NAPO using fork-lift trucks and other forms of internal and external workplace transport. It includes scenes about site safety, people safety, vehicle safety, maintenance, visibility, reversing and loading/unloading.

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Yorkshire trailer firm fined £100,000 over driver’s death

Monday, February 27, 2012

A worker died when a six-metre steel machine landed on top of him after it was dislodged from overhead brackets at a factory in East Yorkshire.

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RR906 – Collision and injury criteria when working with collaborative robots

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

This study explores the safety, reliability and evidence for the force limits defined by the draft TS 15066, and of the methods for testing them. It also addressed whether the proposed approach in the draft TS 15066 is likely to adequately protect people from the risks.

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Vehicles at work – Interactive case studies

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

HSE has put together some ‘before-and-after’ interactive case studies to help you think and talk about vehicle safety in the workplace. They are all based on events that our inspectors have reported.

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Hampshire firm fined over death of delivery driver

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

A Hampshire lift manufacturer has been prosecuted after a lorry driver was killed while delivering goods to its factory in Romsey.

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Demolition worker fined after colleague was severely injured

Thursday, January 12, 2012

A demolition worker from Croydon has been taken to court after his actions left one of his colleagues with serious leg injuries.

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Lichfield firm fined after man’s neck broken

Friday, January 6, 2012

A Lichfield logistics firm has been fined after a forklift driver broke his neck when a computer cabinet he was loading onto a trailer fell on him.

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Fork lift fall leads to prosecution for Derbyshire company

Thursday, January 5, 2012

A Derbyshire manufacturing firm has been fined after a forklift truck driver fell from a ramp whilst unloading a lorry.

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Brothers fined after farmworker run over by tractor

Thursday, December 22, 2011

A farmworker was severely injured after he was run over by a tractor which had a faulty handbrake.

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INDG378: Safe use of skip loaders

Friday, December 9, 2011

This leaflet identifies the safety precautions that can be used when loading skips. It covers the safe use of skip loaders and provides a brief checklist of some important things you can do to protect yourself and others.

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Companies fined after Arsenal stadium injury

Friday, November 25, 2011

Three construction companies were fined after a worker helping build Arsenal’s Ashburton Grove stadium was injured so badly, his leg had to be amputated.

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Firm fined after reversing lorry crushes worker

Thursday, November 24, 2011

A Dartford firm has been fined after an employee was seriously injured when he was crushed by a reversing lorry at the KBC Logistics depot in Askews Farm Road, Grays in Essex.

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Company fined after worker’s finger amputated

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

A modular building company has been fined after a worker was left with permanent injuries when a lifting operation went wrong.

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Scottish salmon farming company fined after worker drowns

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

A salmon farming company has been fined £70,000 after a worker drowned in Loch Heather, on the Isle of Lewis.

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Industrial waste firm in court after forklift hits worker

Friday, November 4, 2011

A Trafford firm, which treats industrial waste, has appeared in court after one of its employees suffered life-threatening injuries when he was hit by a forklift truck.

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