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    SKIP LORRY DRIVER FATALLY INJURED BY LOADER

    Hire company fined after lorry driver crushed between two vehicles

    MAC Skip Hire Limited has been fined £60,000 after lorry driver Beverley Upton was crushed between a lorry and the bucket of a shovel loader whilst the lorry was being loaded at Leicester Road, Hinckley.

    Work to remove waste overhanging the vehicle was being undertaken when the incident happened on 4 November 2015.

    Leicester Magistrates heard that HSE investigators found the company had failed to implement and follow systems and site rules for loading operations,  which resulted in a failure to suitably segregate pedestrians and vehicles.

    • MAC Skip Hire Limited – of Ventura House, Tamworth pleaded guilty to breaching Section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 and have been fined £60,000 and ordered to pay costs of £14,500.

    Speaking after the hearing, HSE Inspector Mark Austin said:

    “This was a tragic and wholly avoidable incident, caused by the failure to ensure that basic site controls and rules were being managed and enforced, such that pedestrians were not at risk from these large vehicles working in the area”.

     

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