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Category: Workplace transport

Council fined after worker suffered severe life changing injuries

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

South Lanarkshire Council has been fined after a driver suffered severe abdominal crush injuries when he was trapped between the lifting hoist and the side of a refuse vehicle.

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Public consultation – changes to petroleum legislation

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

This consultation seeks views on HSE’s proposals to consolidate and modernise the petroleum legislative framework in GB. The new regulatory structures will, where practicable, simplify the current legislative arrangements and make the requirements easier to understand.

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Safe use of skip loaders: Advice for workers (revised)

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

This pocket card is aimed at workers involved in the movement of skips and containers. It lists the dangers involved in this work and provides a checklist of some important actions workers can take to protect themselves and others.

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Consultation opens on plans to simplify petrol legislation

Friday, December 13, 2013

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has launched an eight-week consultation on plans to simplify and modernise legislation on the storage of petroleum. 

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Shropshire businessman fined for falsifying safety document

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

A Shropshire businessman, who supplies workplace vehicles and lifting equipment, has been fined for falsifying a safety document for a forklift truck.

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Blackburn skip firm sentenced over young worker’s death

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

A Blackburn skip hire firm and its owner have been ordered to pay £80,000 in fines and costs after a 21-year-old worker was crushed to death.

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Firm sentenced after worker loses leg in fish tank fall

Monday, December 9, 2013

A Manchester firm has been ordered to pay nearly £90,000 in fines and costs after an employee was crushed by a giant fish tank that toppled off a forklift truck.

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International manufacturer fined after worker is impaled

Thursday, December 5, 2013

One of the world’s largest producers of adhesives for the construction industry has been fined after a worker died when he was pinned against a forklift truck by a reversing lorry in Halesowen.

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Recycling company fined £200,000 after worker hit by vehicle

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

A wood recycling company has been sentenced for serious safety failings after a worker was killed after being struck by a loading vehicle and run over.

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Luton airport fined after Norfolk pensioner’s death

Friday, October 18, 2013

Luton Airport and a design subcontractor have been ordered to pay a total of £372,595 in fines and costs for safety failings after an elderly passenger was killed on a poorly sited pedestrian crossing.

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Recycling firm and director sentenced for safety risks to workers

Friday, October 18, 2013

A Corby recycling firm have been fined and its director given a suspended jail sentence for endangering workers after allowing them to operate fork lift trucks without proper training and then ignoring a notice requiring urgent action to address the safety failing.

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Court case for Croydon company

Thursday, October 17, 2013

A Croydon company that builds truck bodies has been prosecuted after a worker’s leg was crushed by a pack of six-metre steel sheets weighing almost 4 tonnes when it slid and fell during unloading.

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Transport firm owner sentenced following mechanic death

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

The owner of a Leicestershire transport company has been sentenced for safety failings after a mechanic was killed during a jacking operation.

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Firm fined over bulldozer driver death

Friday, October 11, 2013

A Surrey company has been sentenced for safety failings after a contractor was crushed to death at the London Gateway Port construction site in Essex.

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South East London firm fined for skip move failings

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

A Bexley company has been fined after a forklift truck overturned during a risky and poorly planned operation to move and empty a skip.

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Bilston firm fined for worker leg crush injury

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

A Bilston shotblasting firm has been fined after a heavy vehicle chassis crushed a worker’s leg when it slipped from a forklift truck during a flawed lifting operation.

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HSE unveils changes to reporting requirements

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has formally implemented changes to simplify the mandatory reporting of workplace injuries for businesses.

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Waste recycling firm sentenced over young worker’s death

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

A Bridgend recycling firm has been ordered to pay £250,000 in fines and £53,100 in costs after a 21 year-old worker was crushed to death when he was struck by a skip lorry on a weighbridge he was cleaning.

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Runcorn boat manufacturer in court after employee crushed

Friday, September 20, 2013

A Runcorn-based boat manufacturer has been fined after an employee’s head was crushed against the top of a lorry container.

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Company fined after man seriously injured on Cheltenham building site

Friday, September 6, 2013

A Wiltshire civil engineering company has been fined after a worker was seriously injured by a reversing tipper truck at a Cheltenham building site

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