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Category: Workplace transport

Stoke trailer firm in court over serious crush injuries

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

A Stoke firm, which designs and manufactures trailers for commercial vehicles, has been sentenced after a worker was seriously injured when he was crushed underneath a lorry when the tuck-away tail-lift closed on him.

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Warrington worker struck by forklift at recycling plant

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

A recycling firm, which ignored warnings about safety at its plant in Warrington, has been sentenced after a worker was struck by a forklift truck.

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Engineering firm sentenced over severed fingers

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

A Skelmersdale firm which makes outdoor shelters has appeared in court after an employee lost parts of three fingers when his hand became trapped in a forklift truck.

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Worker’s death leads to fines

Friday, August 24, 2012

Two companies have been fined after a man was killed when he drove a specialist machine into an unprotected pit in a factory floor.

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Sawmill case study – Fatal fall while loading wood chips

Thursday, August 23, 2012

A driver arrived at a sawmill in the afternoon to load his heavy goods vehicle with wood chips. The sawmill staff finished work for the day and left from the front of the building, not seeing the driver or his vehicle again that day. The following morning staff saw the vehicle parked on an estate […]

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Firm fined after worker injured at waste site

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

A Staffordshire environmental waste company has been fined after an employee was crushed by a reversing vehicle.

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Port berth operator fined after worker’s legs amputated

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

A berth operator at an Essex Port has been fined £20,000 for safety failings after an employee had both legs amputated after they were crushed by a cargo container.

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Council fined after subcontractor suffers severe crush injuries

Monday, July 30, 2012

Dumfries and Galloway Council has been fined after a subcontractor suffered severe crush injuries when a tar tipper lorry reversed into a paver machine he was driving while carrying out road repairs.

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RR924 – Load security on double-deck trailers

Monday, July 16, 2012

This research has considered good practice in the safe use of heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) with more than one load bed and has identified measures that operators can take to reduce the risks inherent in using double-deck trailers.

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Haulage and distribution – Falls from car transporters

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Falls from car transporters, often from the upper decks, can result in death or serious injuries. Serious accidents often involve people falling more than 2 metres over the edges. Lower falls occur, including through openings in the decking and from ladders.

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Council fined after pensioner killed by reversing bin lorry

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Bassetlaw District Council has been fined after a member of the public was killed by a reversing bin lorry.

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Transport firm fined over worker’s head injuries

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

A Suffolk haulage operator has been prosecuted after one of its workers suffered a fractured skull as he tried to recover a 17-tonne abandoned excavator.

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Waste 18: Hand sorting of recyclables (‘totting’) with vehicle assistance

Thursday, June 14, 2012

This guidance has been revised and updated. It aims to help resolve workplace transport problems and, in particular, prevent accidents to pedestrians involved in totting activities at waste and recycling facilities

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Falls from vehicles – What are the risks?

Monday, June 11, 2012

Many falls from vehicles occur during loading and unloading – you don’t have to fall far to land hard. this page give you further information on where these risk are.

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Forklift driver’s lucky escape at Hemel warehouse

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

A forklift truck driver could have been seriously injured or even killed when the vehicle he was operating overturned at a warehouse in Hemel Hempstead, a court has been told.

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Multinational recycling firm prosecuted over worker’s death

Friday, June 1, 2012

Recycling company SITA UK Ltd has been fined £200,000 after a 21-year-old employee died from head injuries at its paper baling site in Tipton.

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Feed firm is fined for driver’s injuries in lorry fall

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

A Devon firm has been prosecuted after a driver suffered severe injuries when he fell from the top of a lorry onto a concrete floor while removing the cover from his load at a Wiltshire feed mill.

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Air transport – Managing key risks

Thursday, May 24, 2012

How to manage the risks from: Aircraft turnaround, assisting disabled passengers, baggage handling, musculoskeletal Disorders (MSD) and Working at height.

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Agriculture – Tractors and farm vehicles

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

The law says vehicles (tractors, farm vehicles and workplace transport) should be able to move around safely, be properly maintained and operators should be adequately trained. this page outlines what you need to do and what you need to know.

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Woodworking – Health and safety in sawmills

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

For many years, the sawmill industry had a poor safety record with very high rates of fatal and major accidents. Things are now much improved due to the combined efforts of industry, HSE and plant & equipment suppliers. However, sawmilling remains a high risk business with a major injury rate that is over two and […]

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