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Category: Workplace transport

Edinburgh company fined £12,000 after lorry crushes employee (COPFS release)

Thursday, August 21, 2014

An Edinburgh based pharmaceutical company has pled guilty today at Edinburgh Sheriff Court of failing to ensure the health and safety of an employee when a reversing lorry crushed an employees head and chest resulting in severe injury.

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Stonehaven firm fined £240,000 after driver crushed to death

Friday, August 15, 2014

A Stonehaven animal feed company has been fined £240,000 after a lorry driver was crushed to death when a two-tonnes, fully-loaded grain bin fell onto him from a forklift truck.

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Buxton food packaging firm in court over forklift injuries

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

A food packaging company in Buxton has been fined after an employee suffered severe injuries to his leg when he was struck by a forklift truck.

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Nottingham timber firm in court over worker’s injuries

Friday, August 1, 2014

A timber company has been fined after an employee was run over by a forklift truck.

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Haulage companies in court after driver paralysed

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Two haulage companies have been sentenced for safety failings after an HGV driver was left paralysed from the chest down following an incident at a transport yard in Sandy, Bedfordshire.

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Essex farming company fined after trailer death

Friday, July 25, 2014

A Southminster farmers’ co-operative has been sentenced after a worker was killed when the tailgate of a hydraulic trailer fell and struck him across the neck.

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Firm sentenced after forklift truck ran over worker’s leg and foot

Thursday, July 24, 2014

An Aberdeen firm has been fined for safety failings after a worker was injured when a forklift truck ran over his leg and foot.

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Costain sentenced for Parkway telehandler death

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Global engineering specialist Costain Limited has been ordered to pay more than £615,000 in fines and costs after a worker was killed when a telehandler overturned during the construction of the Parkway development in Newbury.

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Farmer fined £100,000 after worker was killed by reversing trailer

Monday, July 21, 2014

A Lincolnshire vegetable farmer has been prosecuted for safety failings after a mother of two was killed when she was run over by a reversing tractor trailer.

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Airbus fined £200,000 over worker’s death

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Aeroplane manufacturer Airbus has been fined following the death of an employee who was crushed between a tractor and a fertiliser spreader at the firm’s plant in Broughton.

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Safety failings at M25 construction site led to worker’s death

Friday, July 11, 2014

A Slough construction firm and a bulldozer operator have been sentenced for serious safety failings after a worker was run over and killed while working on the M25 widening project.

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East Yorkshire firm to pay £100,000 over worker’s tragic death

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

A York-based specialist turf company was today (9 July) sentenced for a catalogue of safety failings that led to the death of a 30-year-old employee and father of two.

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Construction company in court after employee crushed by excavator

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

A Worcestershire construction company has been fined for neglecting safety after a 27-year-old  worker sustained life-changing injuries when he was struck by a reversing excavator.

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Accident reports on freight containers – Rail Accident Investigation Branch

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

These Rail Accident Investigation Branch’s (RAIB) rail accident reports recommend HSE raise awareness, amongst users of freight containers of the findings of these investigations.

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Logistics firm fails to spot gap in safety

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

A Northampton logistics firm has been prosecuted after an agency worker fell from a loading ramp at their site on the Isle of Grain in Kent.

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Bus operator sentenced over death of young employee

Friday, June 27, 2014

Regional bus operator West Midlands Travel was today fined £150,000 after an employee died when he was crushed between two buses.

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Wigan firm in court over HGV danger

Monday, June 23, 2014

A Wigan firm which produces animal bedding has been fined after allowing its employees to stand on the top of lorry trailers without safety measures in place to prevent a fall.

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Aberdeen firm sentenced after worker injured in fall

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

An engineering services company has been fined for safety failings after a worker was injured when he fell from the trailer bed of a lorry at its premises in Aberdeen.

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Firm sentenced after worker paralysed in fall

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

A Glasgow-based company has been fined for safety failings after a worker was left paralysed from the neck down when he fell around three metres from the top of a gritter.

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Company back in court for safety failings

Monday, June 9, 2014

A Tyneside company has appeared in court for safety breaches for the second time in less than a year after a forklift truck overturned at its factory in Burnopfield.

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