Archive for May, 2017

£500k fine for failure to separate pedestrians and FLTs

Glass bottle manufacturer has been fined £500,000 after one of its workers was struck by a forklift truck (FLT) at its site in Cheshire.The victim sustained a broken arm in the 14 December 2015 incident. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) investigation found the company had failed to effectively segregate its pedestrian workers from those

Lorry with no reversing alarm kills Haulage contractor

Manchester Crown Court was told that Steven Wailey, a HGV driver employed by Alex Sharples Farm Supplies and Transport (ASFST), was backing into a parking space at Sandywood Industrial Estate on 7 May 2014 when he hit Danny Adams, 63.  Adams was the owner of D Adams Haulage Contractors and he rented part of ASFST’s

Haulage boss and a mechanic Jailed !!!

A haulage boss and a mechanic have been jailed following a 2015 tipper truck crash that killed four people in Bath, and today were sentenced at Bristol Crown Court to seven and a-half years and five years three months, respectively.The lorry had “truly serious faults” that were “obvious to anyone” according to investigators. Grittenham Haulage

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