The lack of separation of people from moving vehicles was one of the reasons that an 89-year-old worker was fatally injured when struck by a reversing delivery vehicle. In too many workplaces that I visit, there is insufficient consideration given to this common, dangerous, controllable practice. The Magistrates’ Court in Mansfield heard how on 26 April

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Series of safety failings lead to fatal accident Key Facts: A series of safety failings led to the death of a 42-year-old delivery driver at a steel firm in Sheffield. The driver was fatally struck by 3 tonnes of steel tubes in an unsuccessful unloading attempt. The company were fined £62,000 plus costs of £38,000

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Inadequate training leads to £10k fine  Key Facts: An HSE investigation was launched after a worker’s hand was crushed by a pressure beam at a Birmingham factory. The worker was unable to work for over 3 months after the incident. Inadequate training and a failure to appropriately manage the site maintenance programme were at the

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Company fined after 31 enforcement notices served Key Facts: 31 enforcement notices identifying 57 safety breaches were served to a metals company in just three months. The firm repeatedly failed to take appropriate action. In total, the firm was fined £36,000 and ordered to pay £36,000 in costs.

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Workplace transport safety failings lead to prosecution Key Facts: A waste management company have been fined for workplace transport safety failings. A 58-year-old worker was fatally hit by a JCB loading shovel. The company were fined £200,000 and costs of £65,000.

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Forklift safety failings met with £7,000 fine Key Facts: Failure to secure a load to a forklift truck left an agency worker with multiple leg injuries. Unsecured A-frame weighing almost half a tonne fell on his leg. Company had been warned about forklift safety failings after a similar incident in 2007. Company fined £7,000.

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