Forklift Truck Accident Leads to Prosecution
- An HSE investigation was launched after an employee was dragged under a forklift truck’s rear wheel.
- The employee sustained serious injuries as a result of the accident. Several key safety failings were identified in the ensuing HSE investigation.
- The firm and its director were prosecuted, being ordered to pay over £16,000.
An HSE investigation was launched into a Liverpool skip hire firm, and it’s director, after an employee was dragged under a forklift truck’s wheel.
The incident, which took place in April 2013, saw an employee struck by a forklift truck as it was reversing before being pulled under the rear wheel of the truck. He sustained serious, life changing injuries which included broken ribs, a fractured pelvis, a punctured lung, and severe crush injuries to his chest and leg. His spleen was also removed as a result of the accident.
Spotlight On: Hand-Arm Vibration
In June, national bus and coach builder Alexander Dennis Ltd. was fined after they ignored numerous warnings about the dangers that the overuse of hand-held power tools posed to their workers’ health.
In this article, we’re going to put the spotlight on hand-arm vibration in the workplace, and the risks associated with it. Continue reading