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Logistics company fined £150k after driver suffers serious injuries

A Slough-based logistics company has been fined after a driver was struck by a reversing vehicle when he was carrying out a pre-use check on his vehicle.

Reading Crown Court heard how an employee of PCL Transport 24/7 Limited was injured at a dairy in Aylesbury. The injured person was struck by a reversing vehicle while he was carrying out a pre-use check on his lorry.

An investigation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) found that safety controls, principally the use of an allocated pre-use vehicle check area, were not being followed by the company’s lorry drivers.

PCL Transport 24/7 Limited of Leigh Road, Slough pleaded guilty to breaching Regulation 17 of Workplace (Health, Safety & Welfare) Regulations 1992 and has been fined £150,000 and ordered to pay costs of £17,649.27 and a victim surcharge of £120.