Firm fined after truck falls on man
Posted Fri, 15 Jul 2011
An accident in Nottingham which left a worker with long-term impaired vision when a truck fell on him has seen his employer fined £8,000.
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) brought a prosecution against Revelholme Marketing Ltd (trading as Unic International) over the incident near the firm's premises in Colwick Road, Nottingham, on 23 January 2009.
Nottingham Magistrates' Court heard that the employer, who wishes not to be named, fractured his cheekbone and suffered multiple skull injuries and impaired vision after the powered industrial truck used to lift and transport materials toppled onto him. As a result, the man spent 10 days in hospital and was unable to return to work for almost three months.
Revelholme, which produces solvent degreasers and cleaning products, was fined £5,000 and ordered to pay costs of £18,000 after it was found guilty of breaching Regulation 4(3) of the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 .
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