SI 2016/241.
29th February 2016
SR 2016/79
1st March 2016

Derbyshire waste management firm fined £136,000

A Derbyshire waste management firm has been fined £136,000 and ordered to pay £64,770 in costs following the death, in June 2013, of an employee, who was crushed by the bucket of a loading shovel which he was operating. Derby Crown Court heard that in the 10 days leading up to the incident, CCTV cameras at site captured over two hundred examples of unsafe working practices. These practices included dangerous operations with the shovel such as workers being lifted in the bucket and workers having to take evasive action to avoid contact with moving vehicles