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Category: Workplace transport

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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Sheffield company fined for Derbyshire skip lorry death

Friday, June 7, 2013

A Sheffield company that crushes rubble from construction and demolition waste has been fined £300,000 after an employee was killed by an overturning skip lorry in Derbyshire.

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Recycling giant fined for worker death failings

Monday, May 20, 2013

A worker at one of the world’s largest metal recycling firms was killed because of a failing to properly segregate people and moving vehicles, a court has heard.

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Safety lesson for paper mill in court

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

A Swanley firm has been prosecuted after a worker at its warehouse was injured after being crushed between a forklift truck and a pallet of paper goods.

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Firms sentenced after worker is killed by runaway lorry

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Two companies were today (24 April) ordered to pay a total of £794,658 in fines and costs after a driver was run over and killed by his own lorry.

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Construction company fined for maintenance failings

Monday, April 22, 2013

An Essex construction company has been fined for putting workers at risk after neglecting to check and maintain a potentially dangerous piece of lifting equipment.

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Foundry in court after worker suffers multiple injuries

Thursday, April 4, 2013

A Derbyshire foundry has been fined after an employee suffered multiple injuries when he was hit by a steel bar weighing 1.6 tonnes.

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North East London firm in court for worker’s injury

Thursday, March 28, 2013

A London-based chemicals company has been prosecuted after a worker was run over by a forklift truck and had to have part of his leg amputated.

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H&S Toolbox – Drive your knowledge on workplace transport

Monday, March 18, 2013

Every year there are accidents involving transport in the workplace, some of which result in people being killed. The health and safety toolbox is easy to use and will tell you what you need to do to work safely.

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INDG462 – Lift-truck training: Advice for employers

Friday, March 15, 2013

This leaflet about lift-truck training is aimed at employers of lift-truck operators. It includes information about the law in relation to lift-truck operator training and on the Approved Code of Practice on lift-truck training.

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Sole trader sentenced for tipper death failings

Thursday, March 14, 2013

A Berkshire haulier has been fined for safety failings after a long-serving employee was run over and killed by a tipper lorry at his Reading head office.

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INDG457 – Use lift trucks safely: A brief guide for operators

Thursday, March 14, 2013

This pocket card is aimed at lift truck operators. It aims to help operators and those they work with to stay safe while working with lift trucks. It covers operating, people, loads and slopes.

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L117 – Rider-operated lift trucks: Operator training and safe use (Revised)

Thursday, March 14, 2013

This revised edition of L117 is aimed at employers and those responsible for the safe operation of lift trucks, as well as those in control of worksites, the self-employed, managers and supervisors. It includes an outline of the main legal requirements relating to lift trucks; the Approved Code of Practice text and guidance on operator […]

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Scottish coal fined after driver injured

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Scottish Coal has been fined for safety failings after a delivery driver suffered severe crush injuries when a loading shovel reversed into his HGV trapping him between its tailgate and trailer.

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