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Category: Workplace transport

Mitcham firm fined for rubbish safety

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

A Mitcham rubbish clearance and skip company has been fined for ignoring safety warnings, leaving staff working on a site in Croydon at risk.

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Health and safety statistics 2011/12

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Latest release – health and safety statistics 2011/12 presenting the latest top level statistics on work-related ill health, workplace fatalities and injuries, and enforcement in Great Britain.

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Worker fined after unstable lorry topples over and injures worker

Friday, October 12, 2012

A worker unloading scaffold materials from a flatbed lorry was thrown from the vehicle and hit by its load of boards and tubes when it overturned a court was told today (12 October).

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Firm prosecuted after worker loses leg at nuclear site

Monday, October 8, 2012

A building maintenance firm has been sentenced after one of its employees lost a leg when he was run over by a cherry picker at a nuclear site in Cumbria.

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Firm fined after worker run over by digger

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

A construction company has been fined after a worker suffered multiple injuries when he was run over by a seven tonne digger in Mansfield.

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Haulage firm fined after worker severely injured

Thursday, September 13, 2012

An Aberdeenshire haulage firm has been fined after a driver was severely injured when he was knocked to the ground and run over by a tractor unit of a Heavy Goods Vehicle.

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Council fined after power line collisions endangered lives

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Council employees, agency workers and passers-by narrowly avoided electrocution or injury on two separate occasions when vehicles collecting recycled material struck overhead power lines, a court heard today.

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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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