Posts in the ‘Banksman’ Category

£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

Skip Waste Company fined £160,000

The skip loader was manoeuvring into position for the pick-up but struck the worker as it was being driven through a narrow route between the full skip and a fence. The 29-year-old worker from Canvey Island, was caught between the skip loader truck and the skip he was preparing for pick-up. Which resulted in life-threatening

Man was seriously injured by a reversing vehicle at a recycling centre

  Date: 20 January 2014 A Devon company has been fined after a man was seriously injured by a reversing vehicle at a recycling centre in Exeter. Exeter Magistrates’ court heard today (20 January) that Leeses Limited hired the telehandler in September 2012, but did not have it fitted with a reversing camera. This failure

Plant hire firm fined after reversing mini-digger injures worker

12 February 2014 A national plant hire company has been fined for safety failings after an employee was struck and injured by a reversing mini-digger at a North London depot. The 60-year-old, from Barnet, who does not want to be named, broke a bone just below his knee and suffered extensive tissue damage to his

Preston building firm sentenced over cinema death

A Preston-based building firm has been fined £130,000 over the death of a worker outside a cinema in Ashton-on-Ribble. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) prosecuted EMC Contracts Ltd after father-of-one xxxx xxxxx  was struck by a reversing van in a paved area outside the entrance to the Odeon Cinema on 27 July 2010. The

Court for company after reversing digger injures worker

A Hampshire waste company has been fined for serious safety failings after a worker was run over by a reversing digger at a yard in Eastleigh. xxxxxx xxxxx, 49, from Gosport, sustained life-changing injuries, including a double fracture to his right shin bone and broken bones in both feet, in the incident at xxxxx xxxxx

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