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The regulator has released a document, Helping Great Britain Work Well: Commitments, which lists what individual employers and other bodies are doing, and will do, to help reduce work-related deaths, ill health and injury
The UK arm of Swedish car maker Volvo has been fined £900,000 after a repair technician was seriously injured in a stepladder fall.
The accident happened at a Volvo Truck and Bus Centre depot in Enfield, north London on 17 September 2015. The technician was servicing a lorry owned by delivery firm DHL when he identified that the access rope to the back of the vehicle was broken and needed to be replaced.
The rope was approximately 3.5 m off the ground and he fetched a stepladder from the warehouse to carry out the repair.
At around 11am other workers on the site heard a loud crash. They found the repair technician unconscious, lying face down on the ground with the closed stepladder by his legs. The worker was in a medically induced coma for two weeks and had to remain in hospital for a further three weeks. He still suffers from ongoing complications and has been unable to return to work.
Volvo reported the accident to the HSE. Wright visited the depot three weeks later and found that the company had put the stepladder, which, he said, was in a poor condition, in quarantine: “One of the anti-slip rubber feet was missing and another was worn. It was unfit for use.”
However, the HSE found that Volvo had not trained its staff to select, inspect and use access equipment for height work. It also found there were no effective arrangements in place to maintain the equipment in good condition, or to detect deterioration.
He fined the company £900,000, ordered it to pay costs of £5,820, and dismissed its application for 28 days to pay the fine, stating that it was a criminal penalty, “not some inconvenient invoice”.
Drunk farmer imprisoned for killing young boy while driving tractor
A self-employed farm worker has been imprisoned after running over and killing a young boy with his tractor, while 2.5 times over the legal drinking limit.
Leeds Crown Court heard that it was normal practice for Harry, 11, to be allowed in the working area of the farm but the workers would ensure that he was accompanied or he would remain in the public section.
At 9:15am in the morning Harry was walking towards a member of staff when he was fatally struck by the tractor.
Gary Green, the driver of the tractor, was breathalysed following the incident by the police and was found to be 2.5times over the alcohol limit for driving on a road.
Transport company fined over safety breach
An international transport company was sentenced following a fire on one of their wagons which caused sections of the M1 to be closed for several hours.
Leeds Magistrates’ Court was told by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), prosecuting, that a driver for Leman International Transport Ltd was carrying dangerous goods when he was not trained to do so.
When a fire broke out aboard the truck, no prompt effort was made to extinguish it and the fire spread to the trailer causing a series of explosions, closing the busy motorway.
Leman International Transport Ltd of Stourton, Leeds pleaded guilty to breaching regulation 5 of the Carriage of Dangerous Goods and Use of Transportable Pressure Equipment Regulations 2009 and was fined £15,000 and ordered to pay £572 costs.
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