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Category: Workplace transport

Worker crushed between two skips

Monday, August 15, 2011

An Ayr recycling company was fined £80,000 after a worker was severely injured when he was crushed between two skips.

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Burton brewery fined after man hit by forklift truck

Thursday, August 4, 2011

A Burton-on-Trent brewery has been sentenced after a delivery driver was hit by a forklift truck while on site.

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Parcel firm fined £150,000 after lorry reverses into worker’s head

Monday, August 1, 2011

Tufnells Parcels Express Ltd has been fined £150,000 and ordered to pay £19,000 in court costs after an employee was seriously injured when his skull was crushed by a reversing lorry at the company’s depot in West Horndon nr Brentwood, Essex.

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Council fined after crane jib brings down overhead power line

Monday, July 25, 2011

Northumberland County Council has been fined after one of its drivers had a narrow escape when a crane jib on the back of his lorry hit a 20,000 volt overhead power line at one of its depots.

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Somerset farm owner fined after telehandler crush

Thursday, July 21, 2011

An elderly farm owner has been fined after the telehandler she was operating crushed a neighbour, causing serious injury.

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Cleaning products firm fined after truck falls on worker

Thursday, July 14, 2011

A Nottingham cleaning products manufacturer has been fined after an employee was seriously injured when a powered industrial truck used to lift and transport materials toppled and fell on him.

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Halifax company fined after worker hit by steel girder

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

A Halifax demolition firm was today fined by Doncaster Crown Court after an incident left a worker with devastating injuries when he was struck by a metal girder.

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Sentence after trainee’s forklift fall

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

A trainee electrician suffered severe injuries when a metal cage he was using fell 20ft from the fork lift truck supporting it.

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Agriculture video case study – Farmers’ stories: transport

Monday, June 13, 2011

Twenty one year old Andrew Pursey was crushed to death between two tractors while working on the family farm in Herefordshire.

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London 2012 case studies – Improving Pedestrian Safety

Monday, May 9, 2011

The movement of plant, vehicles and pedestrians presents a significant hazard on larger projects. Sites must be organised so that pedestrians and vehicles can move around safely. The routes around the site need to be suitable for the people and vehicles using them.

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Chard company fined after fork lift injury

Friday, May 6, 2011

A metal engineering company based in Chard Junction, Metaltech Precision Ltd, has been fined after one of its workers suffered serious injuries when a forklift truck tipped over trapping his leg under the load.

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RR862 – Safe transport of roll cages

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

This report seeks to give an overview of current practice, legislation and guidance and identify the problems associated with transporting roll cages.

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Bucks company and mechanic fined after forklift death

Thursday, April 28, 2011

A Bucks plant hire company and one of its mechanics have been fined after a forklift truck overturned, killing the driver.

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Waste company fined £250,000 after member of the public dies

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

A waste company has been fined £250,000 after a bin lorry ran over and killed a member of the public.

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Agriculture video case studies – ATV quad bikes ‘Mark’s story’

Monday, April 4, 2011

Mark Mather lay desperately hurt, alone and unable to summon help on the family farm in Wooler, Northumberland, when a loaded shotgun went off at close range into his leg.

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Harwich company fined after worker hit by fork-lift truck

Thursday, March 31, 2011

A food processing company has been prosecuted for safety failings after an employee broke his leg when he was struck by a fork-lift truck at a Harwich factory.

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Lorry driver killed by falling steel gates

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

A lorry driver was killed when he was hit by steel gates falling off his vehicle as it was unloaded by a forklift truck.

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Video – HSE forklift truck death prosecution

Monday, March 28, 2011

Three years ago Swansea man Darren Small was struck by a forklift truck and died. In this video, his mother Barbara and his sister Kelly talk about Darren’s death and the effect it’s had on their family and the wider community.

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Nuneaton firm sentenced after teenager injured by forklift

Monday, March 21, 2011

A Nuneaton recycling company has been prosecuted by HSE after an 18-year-old employee was pinned to the ground by a forklift truck.

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Llanelli company fined £400,000 after employee dies at work

Friday, March 18, 2011

A Llanelli-based automotive manufacturer has been fined £400,000 after an employee died on the day he was to take voluntary redundancy.

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