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Category: Workplace transport

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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Plastics firm fined after heavy bale topples onto worker

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

A Preston worker could have been killed when a 400kg bale struck him as it toppled from a forklift truck, a court has heard.

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Freight company fined £50,000 after worker hit by falling pallets

Thursday, August 15, 2013

A Suffolk-based freight company has been sentenced for a series of safety breaches after a forklift truck toppled and spilled its load onto a worker, breaking his back.

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Managing for health and safety

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

HSE has launched new online guidance to help make it easier for larger organisations and businesses to understand how to manage health and safety. Managing for health and safety replaces Successful health and safety management (known to many as HSG65) refreshing and enhancing the existing content.

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Linton man in court after waste site death

Thursday, August 8, 2013

The driver of a loading shovel has been sentenced for safety failings after he reversed his vehicle into a lorry trailer at a Cambridgeshire waste site, crushing and killing its driver.

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Farm fined for young worker’s death in tractor tragedy

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

A young Somerset farm worker was killed when the tractor she was driving overturned in a field a court heard today.

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Bolton recycling firm sentenced after worker crushed

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

A Bolton company has been ordered to pay almost £130,000 in fines and costs after a worker suffered serious injuries when he was crushed between two trucks at a recycling plant.

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