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Kent waste and recycling company fined £80,000

A Kent-based waste and recycling company has been fined £80,000 and ordered to pay costs of £38,374 after an employee died when wasted material collapsed on top of him. The judge indicated that if the company had not been in administration the fine would have been between £600,000 and £1.3 million.

An investigation by the Health and Safety Executive into the incident, which occurred on 9 August 2014, found that the company failed to undertake and prepare risk assessments or safe systems of work for the creation and management of the stockpiles or provide adequate training.