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Category: Workplace transport

London 2012 – vehicles case study

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Preventing falls during off-loading of vehicles. Background, a multi storey car park was constructed on the Olympic Park. The structure involved the delivery, unloading and placing of hundreds of items of steelwork and precast concrete floor slabs by tower crane.

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Vehicles at work – Interactive case studies

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

HSE has put together some ‘before-and-after’ interactive case studies to help you think and talk about vehicle safety in the workplace.

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Worker fell from cage balanced on fork lift truck

Thursday, March 3, 2011

A Yeovil vehicle repair and sales company has today been prosecuted after one of its workers fell from a cage balanced on a fork lift truck.

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Haulage partnership fined after safety breaches

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

A Huntly-based haulage partnership has been fined £8,000 for health and safety failures at its site in Stirling.

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Human factors at play during a large gasoline spillage – case study

Monday, February 7, 2011

The footage shows in stark form how humans react when called upon to manage a known serious risk i.e. a significant gasoline spillage.

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Food firm fined after worker hospitalised

Thursday, February 3, 2011

A Lincolnshire food company which packs vegetables for supermarkets has been fined £15,000 after a worker ended up in hospital when hit by a falling crate.

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Construction boss fined after sub-contractor suffers appalling leg injuries

Monday, January 24, 2011

A partner in a Nottingham construction firm has been fined after a sub-contractor suffered permanent leg injuries when falling under a telehandler.

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HSE launches new health and safety in ports website

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

HSE’s docks website has been re-launched as “Health and safety in ports”. The new website has been updated to provide improved navigation and easier access to guidance on the main causes of injury and illness in ports.

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Recycling company fined after man dies from being struck

Saturday, January 8, 2011

A recycling company has been fined £200,000 after a machine overturned and the loading bucket hit a man at a site in Minster, Kent.

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Print firm fined after worker hurt in lorry incident

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

A 10-year-old equipment fault at a stationery supply firm saw a worker sustain serious injuries after he was caught between a reversing lorry and a loading platform.

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Company fined after man crushed by truck

Monday, December 13, 2010

A Buckinghamshire engineering company has been fined £30,000 after a worker was crushed to death at its premises.

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Contractor fined after boy injured on construction site

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

An employer has been fined after a 14-year-old boy was injured when he overturned a dumper truck on a construction site.

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Homebuilder fined after forklift crush death

Monday, November 22, 2010

A leading homebuilder and one of its construction plant operators have been fined £14,500 after an incident on a site in Banbury left one man dead and two others severely injured.

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Company fined after death of Doncaster worker at Immingham

Friday, October 29, 2010

A Durham company has been fined £120,000 at Grimsby Crown Court after safety failings led to the death of a man at its coal processing plant in Immingham.

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Recycling firm prosecuted over Preston worker’s injuries

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

A recycling company has appeared in court after one of its workers suffered broken ribs when he was forced onto a metal conveyor belt in Preston.

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Rochdale firm in court after worker suffers crush injuries

Friday, October 8, 2010

A Rochdale engineering company has been fined after a two-tonne piece of machinery fell onto a labourer, leaving him with multiple fractures.

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Quarry firm fined after worker plunge in 30-tonne wheel loader

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

A quarry operator was today fined £30,000 after a 30-tonne wheel loader vehicle overturned and slid almost 16ft down a sand stockpile.

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Worker loses lower leg after paving machine crush

Thursday, July 22, 2010

A Somerset construction firm has today been fined £10,000 after a worker’s foot was crushed under a paving machine – and he had to have his lower leg amputated.

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Pirelli fined after Carlisle worker injured by forklift truck

Friday, July 16, 2010

Tyre manufacturer Pirelli has been fined £9,000 after a worker suffered a broken leg when he was hit by a forklift truck at the company’s Carlisle factory.

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Company fined after worker hit by fork-lift truck

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

A company has been prosecuted for health and safety failings after an employee was struck by a reversing fork-lift truck at its depot in Stevenage.

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