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Lincolnshire transport and storage firm fined for forklift fatality

19-06-2015

Photo shows Jonathan Newham who was killed in the forklift truck incidentA Lincolnshire transport and storage firm has been prosecuted after a father-of-two died when a metal frame being loaded onto a lorry trailer fell on top of him.

Jonathan Newham, 52, of Skegness, died in hospital from head and chest crush injuries following the incident at George H Kime and Co Lt…

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Common factors in forklift truck accidents

27-08-2014

Photo shows a forklift truck in a warehouseIn the 21st century, health and safety considerations in the workplace are more important than ever before. As technology takes more and more of a place in our workplaces, we are more susceptible to injuries and accidents than ever before and, sadly, many of these are entirely avoidable, especially …

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Stalybridge firm fined after half tonne car drops on mechanic

07-03-2014

Photo shows the car which fell on a young mechanic at North End Salvage Services in Stalybridge

A vehicle salvage firm in Stalybridge has been fined over multiple safety failings after a car weighing more than half a tonne fell from a forklift truck, crushing a young mechanic underneath.

The 22-year-old from Ashton-under-Lyne, who has asked not to be named, suffered severe injuries includin…

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Paper company fined for forklift crush accident

09-05-2013

Photo shows the aisle at Swan Mill Paper Company Ltd where the worker was injured by a reversing forklift truck

A Swanley firm has been prosecuted after a worker at its warehouse was injured after being crushed between a forklift truck and a pallet of paper goods.

The Swan Mill Paper Company Ltd. appeared at Sevenoaks Magistrates’ Court (7 May) and admitted safety failings that led to its employee, a local…

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Bradford man may lose lower leg after work injury

08-05-2013

Photo shows the incident scene; the metal plates and pallets having fallen in a waterfall effect from the plate turner

A Bradford man may need to have his foot and lower leg amputated as a result of a crush injury caused by the safety failures of his employers more than a year ago.

The city’s magistrates were told (on 1 May) that 51-year-old David Wain, from Holmewood, suffered serious injuries when a 1.5 tonne p…

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Estate agent and forklift operator prosecuted after electric shock incident

18-04-2013

overhead power linesA farmer from Holford received an electric shock when the forks of the fork lift materials handler he was riding on came into contact with an 11,000 volt overhead power line, Taunton Deane Magistrates’ Court heard.

The accident happened in April 2011 at the machinery auction site at Walford Cross…

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Manchester metal firm sentenced over worker's death

06-02-2013

The overturned machine which caused Mr Dempseys deathA metal manufacturer in Manchester has been sentenced after an employee was killed when a machine weighing half-a-tonne fell from a forklift truck.

Bruce Dempsey, 25, from Eccles, was walking alongside the forklift as it moved the machine at Applied Fusion Ltd. in Patricroft when it fell and struck…

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Serious head injuries in the North East highlight the need for protection at work

20-12-2012

forkliftThe need for effective health and safety measures has always been an important one at the top of many company agendas but just how crucial it is has been highlighted by an incident in the north west of the UK. Two north east firms have been fined heavily after an employee suffered serious injuries t…

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Chorley bottling firm in court over forklift injuries

03-12-2012

A bottling firm in Chorley has appeared in court after one of its employees was injured while being lifted on the prongs on a forklift truck.

The 39-year-old worker from Preston, who has asked not to be named, was filmed on CCTV standing on the forks of the vehicle as it lifted him and a battery-op…

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Machinery manufacturer prosecuted for safety failings

29-10-2012

The trailer chassis which crushed Mr Makowskis legA Buckinghamshire farm machinery manufacturer has been fined after an employee sustained multiple fractures when a trailer crushed his leg.

Waldemar Makowski, of St Annes Road, Aylesbury, was building a farm vehicle trailer chassis at K Two Sales Limited in Haddenham, Buckinghamshire when the…

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Leading UK snack food manufacturer in court

25-09-2012

The block of compacted waste that injured a Walkers Snack Foods employeeWalkers Snack Foods Ltd. has been fined after a 400 kilogramme block of compacted snack waste fell on a worker, breaking his leg.

The employee was working as a forklift truck driver at the company's site in Newark Road, Lincoln, when the incident happened on 17 December 2010. He was trying to p…

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Warrington worker struck by forklift at recycling plant

10-09-2012

A recycling firm, which ignored warnings about safety at its plant in Warrington, has been sentenced after a worker was struck by a forklift truck.

The truck was carrying a large bale of crushed aluminium cans when it hit the 43-year-old man as he walked across the warehouse floor at the si…

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Engineering firm sentenced over severed fingers

04-09-2012

The forklift truck which caused the workers injuriesA Skelmersdale firm which makes outdoor shelters has appeared in court after an employee lost parts of three fingers when his hand became trapped in a forklift truck.

PRF Engineering, which manufactures shelters for bikes and supermarket trolleys, was prosecuted by the Health and Safety Execu…

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Forklift driver's lucky escape at Hemel warehouse

07-06-2012

The overturned forklift truck at a warehouse in Hemel HempsteadA forklift truck driver could have been seriously injured or even killed when the vehicle he was operating overturned at a warehouse in Hemel Hempstead, a court has been told.

The worker was using the truck to align a one and a half tonne storage container on top of a stack of containers when…

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'Unsafe' Swindon equipment hire company fined

24-05-2012

A Swindon-based equipment hire company has been fined for continuing unsafe working practices and ignoring safety warnings from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

Chippenham Magistrates Court heard, on 15 May, that HSE served four Improvement Notices on Rapid Hire (Swindon) Ltd. on 12 Oct…

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Yeovil construction company prosecuted after worker hit by fork lift truck

05-05-2012

A Yeovil construction company has been fined after a subcontracted worker suffered serious injuries when he was struck by a fork lift truck.

Experienced ground worker Paul Daniels, 50, suffered shattered bones and almost lost his foot in the incident on 10 September 2010. His employer CJL C…

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Devon firm fined for worker's fall from forklift

03-05-2012

A North Devon farming business has been prosecuted for safety failings after a worker fractured his skull falling from the prong of a forklift truck at an animal feed mill.

Richard Robinson, 64, from Pyworthy, near Holsworthy, was attempting to crush recycled material when the fall occurred a…

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Preston steel firm prosecuted for employee's injuries

03-05-2012

A Preston steel firm has appeared in court after a working platform slid off the forks of a forklift truck and struck one of its employees.

The 50-year-old fractured a rib, and suffered muscle and back injuries when he was hit by the heavy metal platform at EDV Reinforcements Ltd. on the Reds…

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Suffolk mushroom grower prosecuted after workers' lives put at risk

29-04-2012

A company has been fined after a visit by Health and Safety Executive (HSE) inspectors found dangerous conditions in a factory on an industrial estate near Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk.

Suffolk Mushrooms Limited was also housing 37 employees in a disused office block with a potentially unsafe gas…

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Workers' injuries lead to fines for two Derbyshire companies

24-04-2012

Two companies have been fined following separate incidents at a Derbyshire lead smelting works.

Both incidents happened at HJ Enthoven Ltd in South Darley, near Matlock. The first happened on 19 August 2009 when an employee suffered severe burns following an explosion at the site.

The 43-year-…

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