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Employee fined after causing apprentice to fall from height

An employee has been fined after an apprentice sustained serious injuries when he fell from a potato box lifted by a forklift truck. Peterborough Magistrates’ Court heard how, Mr Francis Yardy used a forklift truck with an attached potato box to lift an apprentice electrician to a height of four metres to carry out electrical […]

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 […]

Trailer manufacturing company sentenced after worker injured in forklift accident

A Cheshire-based trailer manufacturing company has been fined after a worker was struck by a load on a fork lift truck and left with multiple injuries. Manchester Magistrates’ Court heard how an employee of Meredith and Eyre Limited was in the process of lifting a stack of three trailer chassis using a fork lift truck, […]