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FIRM FAILED TO ENFORCE FORK LIFT SEAT BELT USE

Posted on 18th September 2017
Operator suffered fatal crush injuries after FLT overturned

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REVERSING TELEHANDLER CAUSED SITE DEATH

Posted on 26th May 2017
Principal Contractor and contractor held jointly responsible

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FLT STRUCK TWO PEDESTRIANS IN TWO DAYS

Posted on 15th December 2016
Logistics firm failed properly manage site transport hazard

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BREXIT EFFECT PLEA TEMPERS FINE OVER FATALITY

Posted on 26th July 2016
Director argues leaving EU impacts on ability to pay penalty

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MAJOR STEEL CONTRACTOR FINED AFTER FATALITY

Posted on 15th April 2016
Workman died when fork lift hit step and overturned

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JAIL TERM FOR DIRECTORS OVER TELEHANDLER DEATH

Posted on 21st December 2015
Workman fell under wheel whilst steadying load

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HSE DROP TELEHANDLER DRIVER CHARGES

Posted on 24th November 2015
Expert report prompts reassessment of conviction prospect

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MEWP TOPPLED FROM FORKS WHEN LIFTED BY FLT!

Posted on 16th November 2015
Workman injured in MEWP fall from overloaded telehandler

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WORKMEN FELL FROM TELEHANDLER BASKET

Posted on 5th October 2015
Basket not secured correctly to forks of vehicle

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TELEHANDLER DANGEROUSLY USED AS ‘CRANE’

Posted on 3rd February 2015
Beam fell from sling and crashed on workman steadying suspended load

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JAIL TERM FOR DIRECTOR OVER AVOIDABLE DEATH

Posted on 27th January 2015
Workman crushed during movement of machinery by forklift

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WORKMAN CRUSHED BY TELEHANDLER AT PLANT DEPOT

Posted on 16th December 2014
Death caused by lack of training and disorganised & chaotic site

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2 TONNES OF PLASTERBOARD CRUSHED WORKMAN

Posted on 24th November 2014
Unsecured boards on fork lift truck fell causing severe injuries

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SCAFFOLD CONTRACTOR FINED OVER FATALITY

Posted on 28th October 2014
Deceased fork lift driver received 20 minutes training

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SCAFFOLD CONTRACTOR AWAITS SENTENCING

Posted on 21st October 2014
Overturning lift truck crushed driver in scaffolding yard

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FAKED FORK LIFT EXAMINATION RECORD EXPOSED

Posted on 4th September 2014
Firm fined for both forged document and fault-ridden truck

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HUGE FINE FOR MAJOR CONTRACTOR OVER SITE DEATH

Posted on 23rd July 2014
hselogo1Fine in excess of £1/2m imposed after telehandler toppled

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CLIENT FINED OVER SYSTEM USED BY CONTRACTOR

Posted on 4th July 2014
Unsuitable ‘cages’ fell from lift trucks during door repair operation 

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MAJOR CONTRACTOR CONVICTED IN TELEHANDLER TRIAL

Posted on 4th April 2014
fragilefallmanCourt hears how deceased workman feared tragic incident

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FLT DEATH AFTER FAILURE TO HEED SAFETY ADVICE

Posted on 6th January 2014
Vehicles and pedestrians not able to move around the site safely

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PLANT SUPPLIER FALSIFIED FORK TRUCK REPORT

Posted on 11th December 2013
Businessman fined for forging thorough examination report

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TELEHANDLER AS WORK PLATFORM ENDS IN INJURY

Posted on 27th September 2013
Firm fined for failure to secure platform and use ‘special’ controls  

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PRECAST FIRM FAILED TO TRANSLATE INSTRUCTIONS

Posted on 20th November 2012
Firm prosecuted after migrant worker struck by fork lift fork

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HIRE COMPANY PROSECUTED OVER DANGEROUS PRACTICES

Posted on 16th May 2012
Unsafe working practices and failure to take action lands hire company in court

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HOMES SITE LACKED PEDESTRIAN AND VEHICLE SEGREGATION

Posted on 6th May 2012
Groundworker almost loses foot after being run over by fork lift truck 

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STEEL FIRM FINED AFTER TELEHANDLER PLATFORM SLIPS

Posted on 3rd May 2012
Rebar supplier failed to secure platform which fell on workman below

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WORKMAN FELL UNDER TELEHANDLER FRONT WHEEL

Posted on 24th January 2011
Makeshift handling system lands small builder in magistrates court

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CONTRACTOR AND CLIENT FINED AFTER FLT FALL

Posted on 7th January 2011
Four workers seriously injured in fall from makeshift work at height platform 

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CDM CLIENT, DIRECTOR AND CONTRACTOR PROSECUTED

Posted on 4th January 2011
Building contractor fined alongside client after failing to manage safety

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MAJOR CONTRACTOR FINED AFTER HYDRO PLANT DEATH

Posted on 4th January 2011
Telehandler driver crushed by boom through cab window opening

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WORKMAN STRUCK BY REVERSING TELEHANDLER DIED

Posted on 5th October 2010
Contractor failed to plan and manage safe movement of construction vehicles

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TELEHANDLER LIFTING OPERATION NOT PROPERLY PLANNED

Posted on 31st August 2010
Falling beam on homebuild project leaves workman in quadriplegic condition

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POOR DESIGN AND SEGREGATION LED TO FLT INCIDENT

Posted on 6th July 2010
Design issues implicated in reversing fork lift truck accident

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UNTRAINED UNAUTHORISED AND UNSAFE

Posted on 7th January 2010
Telehandler driven by untrained driver overturns lifting trusses

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TELEHANDER FALL FATALITIES

Posted on 15th December 2009
Two deaths highlight danger from telehandler misuse

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UNSUITABLE TRAFFIC ROUTES CONVICTION

Posted on 8th December 2009
Site of telehandler fatality lacked suitable traffic routes

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LIFT TRUCK OPERATOR PROSECUTED

Posted on 4th December 2009
A second forklift operator is convicted after workplace deaths

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PLANT OPERATOR GUILTY OF MANSLAUGHTER

Posted on 3rd December 2009
Jury finds telehandler operator responsible for death of co-worker

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REVERSING TELEHANDLER FATALITY

Posted on 2nd November 2009
Inoperative reversing visibility aid leads to site telehandler death

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TELEHANDLER OPERATOR FINED

Posted on 23rd October 2009
Operator fined for dangerous practice and fraudulent certificate

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FORK LIFT INCIDENT LEADS TO AMPUTATION

Posted on 4th September 2009
Reinforcement mesh falling from lift forks crushes workman

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FORK LIFT DEATH CAUSED BY BROKEN WINDOW

Posted on 30th June 2009
Damaged window leads to telehandler operator fatal injuries

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TELEHANDLER PROSECUTION

Posted on 2nd June 2009
Major contractor fined after reversing telehandler injures workman

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UNSAFE USE OF LIFT TRUCKS

Posted on 28th May 2009
Firm fined after work carried out from pallet on the forks of lift truck

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PLANT OPERATOR FACES MANSLAUGHTER TRIAL

Posted on 23rd April 2009
Telehandler driver denies manslaughter charge

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FORK LIFT INQUEST

Posted on 11th March 2009
Inquest hears of factors leading to forklift overturn and fatality 

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FALL FROM FORK LIFT CAGE

Posted on 25th February 2009
Developer prosecuted after electrician falls from insecure cage

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APPEAL AGAINST HIGH FINES REJECTED

Posted on 5th February 2009
Firms fail in bid to reduce fines imposed after cherry picker death

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PROSECUTION LIFT TRUCK

Posted on 22nd January 2009
‘Improvised’ system leads to tragic workplace death and fine

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