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Firm fined after worker injured at waste site

17-08-2012

A Staffordshire environmental waste company has been fined after an employee was crushed by a reversing vehicle.

The 23-year-old man from Cannock was handpicking waste from a skip at Rugeley Environmental Waste Services Ltd. on 5 September 2011 when a skid steer loader reversed into him, pinnin…

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Council fined after subcontractor suffers severe crush injuries

05-08-2012

Dumfries and Galloway Council has been fined after a subcontractor suffered severe crush injuries when a tar tipper lorry reversed into a paver machine he was driving while carrying out road repairs.

The 20-year-old, who does not wish to be named, was one of two subcontractors working for Ham…

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Council fined after pensioner killed by reversing bin lorry

10-07-2012

Bassetlaw District Council has been fined after a member of the public was killed by a reversing bin lorry.

Derrick Baines, 76, of Mellish Road, Langold, Nottinghamshire, was returning home from the shops on his mobility scooter when he was struck by the lorry on 10 July 2008.

On 3 July, the H…

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