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Category: Workplace transport

Farmer fined following teenager’s quad bike death

Thursday, January 10, 2013

A farmer on Dartmoor failed to properly maintain a quad bike which was later involved in a fatal collision.

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Lorry driver’s death lands firm in court

Monday, January 7, 2013

A West Midlands logistics company has been fined £300,000 after one of its drivers was killed by a runaway lorry in Northamptonshire.

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Companies fined after waste centre incident

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Two London companies have been ordered to pay nearly £110,000 in fines and costs after a lorry driver sustained life-changing injuries when he fell down a processing chute at a waste recycling plant.

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Skip firm fined following death of worker

Monday, December 17, 2012

A skip company has been fined for safety breaches at its West Bromwich site where an employee had been killed when he was run over by a 13-tonne shovel loader.

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Two north east firms fined after worker suffered serious head injuries

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Two North East firms have been fined after a worker suffered serious head injuries when the fork of a forklift truck struck him on the forehead.

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Norfolk company fined for assessment breach

Thursday, December 6, 2012

The owner of a Norfolk aggregate site has been prosecuted for failing to complete a suitable and sufficient risk assessment for moving rail wagons without a locomotive.

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Chorley bottling firm in court over forklift injuries

Friday, November 30, 2012

A bottling firm in Chorley has appeared in court after one of its employees was injured while being lifted on the prongs on a forklift truck.

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National auto centre fined

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

A well-known autocentre chain has been sentenced for safety failings after a worker was struck by a reversing transit van at its depot in Acocks Green, Birmingham.

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Firm fined for worker’s injuries at Caerphilly factory

Monday, November 26, 2012

An employee suffered leg injuries when a reversing forklift truck struck him while working at a cardboard factory.

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Concrete firm in court after worker hit by forklift

Friday, November 16, 2012

A Shropshire concrete firm has been prosecuted after a worker suffered serious leg injuries when he was hit by a forklift truck.

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Driver crushed during Old Trafford demolition

Friday, November 16, 2012

A demolition firm has appeared in court after part of a stand collapsed onto an excavator driver at Old Trafford Cricket Ground.

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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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