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Inadequate training and risk assessments lead to worker being crushed

A Warrington engineering fabrication company has been sentenced after a worker suffered severe crush injuries when a metal frame he was moving toppled from a fork lift truck. Liverpool Magistrates’ Court heard how, the employee of J L Engineering (Rixton) Ltd, together with another worker, was moving a trestle frame using a fork lift truck […]

Builders merchant to pay out £37k after worker run over by forklift

A North Hykeham builders merchant was fined £33,000 after a loaded forklift struck an employee who was left with serious leg injuries. MKM Building Supplies (Lincoln) Ltd pleaded guilty at Lincoln Magistrates’ Court on February 25 to failing in their duty to ensure the health, safety and welfare of their employees. The incident happened in […]

Twatt’s fined £40k after worker seriously injured in fall from height

A family-owned and run farming business has been fined £40,000 after an employee sustained severe injuries following a fall from height. Aberdeen Sheriff Court heard how Alan Twatt (Potatoes) Limited asked an employee to install an electric cable through four barns at a height of approximately 4 metres. A potato box lifted by a forklift […]

Scaffolding company fined £50k+ for untrained forklift operator’s injuries

A scaffolding company must pay more than £50,000 after a workman sustained life-changing crush injuries when the forklift truck he was operating overturned, trapping him. The Whiterose Scaffolding employee’s internal injuries were so severe that he now lives with chronic pain and has significant mobility problems. The Leeds-based company, which notes on its website that […]