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Company fined after agency worker seriously injured

Ipswich Crown Court heard how an employee of Extreme Handling Limited was working at GMA Warehousing and Transport Limited’s Felixstowe site. He was assisting a fork lift truck operator to move a one tonne sheet of marble from a container when it fell on him. He sustained serious and extensive crush injuries to his legs as well as a fractured sternum and severe lacerations to the back of his head. 

An investigation by the Health and Safety Executive into the incident found that there was an unsafe system of work being used to move the load. 

GMA Warehousing and Transport Limited, of Central Avenue, Ransomes Europark, Ipswich, Suffolk, pleaded guilty to breaching Section 3(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974, and was fined £100,000 and ordered to pay costs of £9938.38. 

Added: 10-05-2016
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