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Port berth operator fined after worker's legs amputated

06-08-2012

A berth operator at an Essex Port has been fined £20,000 for safety failings after an employee had both legs amputated after they were crushed by a cargo container.

William James, 73, was working on Stanton Grove Limited's berth 47 within the Port of Tilbury when the incident occurred on 26 …

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Teenage worker killed in Sunderland port accident

09-12-2011

A teenage worker was killed when he was struck by machinery at the Port of Sunderland.

The victim, aged 19, was working at the port’s South Docks yesterday when the piece of metal fell on him, leaving him with fatal chest injuries.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) are investigating the inci…

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