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Employee seriously injured in collision with forklift truck in delivery yard

A warehouse and storage company has been fined after an employee sustained serious injuries when he was hit by a forklift truck. Southampton Magistrates’ Court heard how, the delivery driver was in a delivery yard at Driver’s Wharf in Southampton, while his vehicle was being loaded, when he was hit by a forklift truck. He […]

Bad practise of emptying bins into skips using a forklift leads to serious injuries

A carpet sample book manufacturer has been fined after two workers were seriously injured in an incident where a forklift truck crashed into an onsite refuse skip. Manchester Magistrates’ Court heard how, three workers at Profile Patterns Limited had been emptying waste from plastic bins at their site in Wigan. They were using a forklift […]

Over £500k fine for manufacturing company after worker struck by forklift

G-Tekt Europe Manufacturing Limited, a company that manufactures metal pressings and sub-assemblies for the automotive industry, has been fined after a worker was struck by a forklift truck and suffered a serious brain injury. Newport Magistrates’ Court heard how, a worker needed to be placed in an induced coma after a forklift truck struck him […]

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 […]