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Category: Workplace transport

East Yorkshire firm to pay £100,000 over worker’s tragic death

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

A York-based specialist turf company was today (9 July) sentenced for a catalogue of safety failings that led to the death of a 30-year-old employee and father of two.

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Construction company in court after employee crushed by excavator

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

A Worcestershire construction company has been fined for neglecting safety after a 27-year-old  worker sustained life-changing injuries when he was struck by a reversing excavator.

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Accident reports on freight containers – Rail Accident Investigation Branch

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

These Rail Accident Investigation Branch’s (RAIB) rail accident reports recommend HSE raise awareness, amongst users of freight containers of the findings of these investigations.

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Logistics firm fails to spot gap in safety

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

A Northampton logistics firm has been prosecuted after an agency worker fell from a loading ramp at their site on the Isle of Grain in Kent.

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Bus operator sentenced over death of young employee

Friday, June 27, 2014

Regional bus operator West Midlands Travel was today fined £150,000 after an employee died when he was crushed between two buses.

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Wigan firm in court over HGV danger

Monday, June 23, 2014

A Wigan firm which produces animal bedding has been fined after allowing its employees to stand on the top of lorry trailers without safety measures in place to prevent a fall.

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Aberdeen firm sentenced after worker injured in fall

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

An engineering services company has been fined for safety failings after a worker was injured when he fell from the trailer bed of a lorry at its premises in Aberdeen.

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Firm sentenced after worker paralysed in fall

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

A Glasgow-based company has been fined for safety failings after a worker was left paralysed from the neck down when he fell around three metres from the top of a gritter.

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Company back in court for safety failings

Monday, June 9, 2014

A Tyneside company has appeared in court for safety breaches for the second time in less than a year after a forklift truck overturned at its factory in Burnopfield.

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Lincolnshire firm in court over worker’s life-changing injuries

Monday, June 2, 2014

A plastics recycling company has been fined for serious safety failings after a worker was stuck by a reversing forklift truck at its Hemswell site.

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Cumbrian oil firm fined after worker’s fall

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

A Cumbrian oil distributor has appeared in court for safety breaches after an employee fell from the top of a tanker.

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Sauces firm prosecuted over forklift death

Thursday, May 15, 2014

A sauces manufacturer has been fined £140,000 after a forklift truck driver was killed at a factory in Runcorn.

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Forklift operator in court after dangerous lift causes serious injury

Friday, May 9, 2014

A forklift truck operator has been prosecuted for safety failings after a teenager was seriously injured by a falling heater unit weighing almost half-a-tonne during a dangerous lifting operation in Kent.

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Logistics firm in court after worker breaks leg in lorry fall

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

A Suffolk logistics firm has been fined for safety failings after a lorry driver fell from a flat-bed trailer at a company warehouse in Felixstowe.

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Blackpool sweet firm fined after forklift spears worker’s foot

Monday, April 28, 2014

A national sweet manufacturer has appeared in court after the fork on a forklift truck pierced a worker’s foot, entering the instep and exiting the bridge, breaking every bone in its path.

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Employee in court after striking co-worker’s head with digger bucket

Friday, April 25, 2014

A construction site worker from Rushden has been prosecuted after he struck another worker on the head with the bucket on a digger.

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Suffolk company in court after worker suffers crush injuries

Thursday, April 24, 2014

A Suffolk firm which makes rubber granules has been fined for safety breaches after an agency worker was severely injured when the forklift truck he was driving overturned.

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County Durham firm in court after worker loses leg

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

An agency worker was left with life-changing injuries when his leg had to be amputated after he was crushed between a moving vehicle and a water tank.

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Removals company fined after worker’s foot injury

Friday, April 11, 2014

A nationwide removals and storage company has been sentenced for safety failings after a forklift truck reversed into a worker at an Essex site, causing serious injuries.

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Council in court after death of pensioner

Friday, April 11, 2014

Glasgow City Council has been fined £20,000 following the death of a pensioner after he was struck by a reversing refuse vehicle in the city centre.

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