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Nottingham cleaning products manufacturer fined for seriously injured employee

15-07-2011

Revelholme Marketing Ltd. (trading as Unic International) has been fined after an employee was seriously injured when a powered industrial truck used to lift and transport materials toppled and fell on him.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) reports that the worker suffered a fractured cheekbone, multiple skull injuries and long term impaired vision after the incident, which happened when he was helping load a lorry using the semi-electric stacker truck. The truck was pulled over a kerb and fell onto the employee.

The company was found guilty of breaching Regulation 4(3) of the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 at a three day trial. They were fined £5,000 and ordered to pay costs of £18,000.

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