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Livingston construction supply company fined for workers forklift injuries

23-08-2011

SIG Trading Limited has been fined after a worker was seriously injured when he was run over twice by a forklift truck.

Livingston Sheriff Court heard a SIG Trading Ltd forklift driver was moving a large metal coil with a forklift truck inside the company's warehouse on Houston Industrial Estate.

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Parcel firm fined £150,000 after lorry reverses into worker's head

02-08-2011

Tufnells Parcels Express Ltd has been fined £150,000 and ordered to pay £19,000 in court costs after an employee was seriously injured when his skull was crushed by a reversing lorry at the company's depot in West Horndon nr Brentwood, Essex.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) reports that  Sim…

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Workers poisoned in carbon monoxide release

08-04-2011

Three Sheffield workers were almost overcome by fumes when an asbestos decontamination unit (DCU) began to fill with deadly carbon monoxide. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) told Huddersfield Magistrates' court, the first two workers passed through the unit successfully but the next three men w…

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