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  • Suspended Sentence for Lift Truck Safety Breaches
    Two company owners have been given suspended sentences after a worker was hit by building suppliers which fell from a forklift truck. Raymond Lainsbury, a worker for Hoo Farm Fencing, was hit by timber posts and frames which fell from a truck on 12th February 2016. An investigation following the incident found that Hoo Farm Fencing’s […]
  • Two Men Convicted After Tipper Accident Kills Four
    Two men have been convicted of manslaughter after four people were killed by a tipper truck. The incident, which occurred in February 2015 in Bath, involved driver, Phillip Potter, who was behind the wheel of a 32-tonne truck when the vehicles brakes failed. The vehicle struck Mitzi Steady, Robert Parker, Philip Allen and Stephen Vaughan. […]
  • Firm Fined After Two Forklift Accidents in Two Days
    A logistics firm has been fined £270,000 after two employees were injured in forklift accidents in two days. In October 2014, a worker’s foot was crushed when he was hit by a forklift on the premises of Rudolph & Hellmann Automotive in Staffordshire. Just one day later, another worker was walking along a marked pedestrian […]
  • Plant Hire Manager Sentenced Following MEWP Death
    The manager of a plant hire firm has been jailed for two years after the collapse of a Mobile Elevating Work Platform collapsed, killing one worker and seriously injuring another. The incident, which occurred on 20th June 2012, occurred at Buchanan House, Port Dundas in Glasgow. Two workers, Gary Currie and Alexander Nisbet, were in the […]
  • Delivery Drivers Prosecuted for Tachograph Offences
    Three drivers from Tuffnells Parcels Express have been prosecuted after they were found guilty of falsifying tachograph records. Drivers Arkadiusz Jerzy Baranowski, Graham Andrews and Gary James Edginton appeared at Exeter Crown Court in December 2016 following an investigation from the DVSA on alleged breaches of drivers’ hours regulations by the company. Mr Baranowski was […]
  • Construction company fined following serious forklift fall
    A construction company has been fined £10,000 after a worker suffered serious injuries when the forklift truck he was working on overturned, throwing him to the floor. On 23rd June 2015, Worsley Projects Limited (trading as Egan Projects) was employed by Edmundson Electrical to complete refurbishment work on a newly leased unit. Some of the required […]
  • Waste company fined £40,000 after worker loses leg
    A hazardous waste disposal company has been fined £40,000 after a worker was crushed beneath an excavator, which resulted in life altering injuries. On 7th February 2014, the worker was processing wood waste at a site operated by Cohart Asbestos Disposal Ltd, based at Archers Field in Basildon. At the time of the incident, a company […]
  • Company fined £86,666 following work experience incident
    An industrial equipment supplier has been fined £86,666 after an 18 year on work experience was severely injured on his first day. On 15th December 2014, Nathan Woolley commenced work experience for Radwell International, at their warehouse based on Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire. At the time of the incident, a heavy electrical panel was being unloaded from the […]
  • Government Report Slams DVLA in Drivers’ Report
    The Parliamentary & Health Service Ombudsman (PHSO) has slammed the Driver & Vehicle Licencing Agency (DVLA) for letting down LGV drivers by delaying their licences unnecessarily for medical reasons. In the report, titled ‘Driven to Despair: How Drivers Have Been Let Down by the DVLA’, the PHSO notes ‘major failings’ from the DVLA, which has […]
  • Port Operator Fined for Capstan Incident Has Fine Reduced
    A port operator who was found guilty of safety failings that left a worker with a broken arm has had their initial £1.8m fine reduced by 70%. In January of this year, C.RO Ports London was taken to court following an incident on 6th June 2014 at their terminal in Purfleet, Essex. An employee, who was […]