ECHA announce that the list of harmonised classifications has been updated
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1st September 2016

Warehousing company fined £166,000 and the director jailed for twelve months

A warehousing company was fined £166,000 and ordered to pay £10,400 costs and the director jailed for twelve months following the death of one of his workers when a remote controlled Mobile Elevated Working Platform (MEWP) he was loading on to a truck fell from the ramps and crushed him.

On investigation HSE found that the deceased had not been adequately trained on the use of the ramps, the lorry and the MEWP. There was no risk assessment in place and no safe system of work had been created for the equipment, which had only been in operation for eight days.