A Suffolk cargo handling company has been fined £100,000 and ordered to pay £9,938 costs after an employee suffered serious injury when a one tonne sheet of marble fell on him as he assisting a fork lift truck operator to move it from a container.
A Birmingham maintenance company has been fined £100,000 and ordered to pay £25,000 costs after a worker died as a result of falling from the roof of a five-storey building. The HSE Inspector commented: “This incident was obviously foreseeable. The employees working at the site were effectively left to their own devices with equipment and a system that was not wholly suited for the task at hand. A suitable and sufficient assessment of the risk, suitable planning, implementation of suitable control measures and adequate and effective site supervision would have prevented this incident from occurring.”
A national provider of utilities has been fined £2.6 million after an employee was killed when the, unsupported 2.4 metre deep, trench in which he laying ducting in collapsed on him. The Court heard that the company failed to adequately risk assess the works or control the way in which the excavation took place.