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Staffordshire Logistics Company fined over safety failings

Oxford Crown Court heard how a 39 year old male employee sustained crush injuries to his left foot when he was hit by a forklift truck (FLT) at the Oxford Mini plant. The court also heard that the following day a 55 year old Operations Manager sustained severe injuries including internal bleeding, a fractured pelvis and punctured lungs after a large metal box became unstable and fell from the forks of a truck striking and pinning him underneath. He was walking along a marked pedestrian walkway at the time of the incident.

A Health and Safety Executive (HSE) investigation found that FLT operators and their supervisors were not properly trained and the risk assessments in place were poor. The investigation also found that there was inadequate segregation of pedestrians and vehicles.

Rudolph & Hellmann Automotive Limited, of Sandford Street, Lichfield, Staffordshire, pleaded guilty to breaching Section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974, and was fined £265,000 and ordered to pay full costs of £14,943.30.

Added: 19-12-2016
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