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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 […]

Engineering company fined after apprentice injured on bending machine

An engineering company has been fined after an apprentice suffered serious hand injuries when he was drawn into machinery. Cannock Magistrates’ Court heard how the 19-year-old apprentice was forming a piece of sheet metal into a radius using a three-roll bending machine. He was wearing gloves when his hand was drawn in by the in-running […]

£300k fine for construction company after worker dies in fall from height

A London-based construction company was today sentenced for safety breaches after a worker was killed. Westminster Magistrates’ Court heard how a Formation Construction Limited employee was using a concrete breaker at Tech West House, Warple Way in Acton to make an opening for a stairwell when he fell 7.5 metres, sustaining fatal head injuries. An […]