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Worker crushed by a forklift truck

Safety breaches which led to a worker being crushed by a forklift truck have cost a Yorkshire scaffolding company more than £62,000. An employee of Whiterose Scaffolding (Leeds) Ltd was using a forklift truck in the yard in October 2016 when it overturned, trapping him underneath. He sustained life-changing internal injuries and lives with constant…

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Worker suffered multiple leg fractures when a bundle of steels fell from a forklift truck

A worker suffered multiple leg fractures when a bundle of steels fell from a forklift truck while they were being moved. Lemon Groundwork Solutions of Wickford, Essex, was fined £100,000 with £6,253 costs at Chelmsford Magistrates Court after admitting health and safety breaches in December 2016. A Health and Safety Executive investigation found the company…

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Businessman breached control of asbestos regulations

A businessman has narrowly escaped jail after failing to check whether asbestos was present in a building he was refurbishing. Whaid Ahmed did not survey his property at 1-3 Stephenson Square, Manchester for asbestos before carrying out renovations to the building between April 2012 and October 2017, Manchester Magistrates’ Court was told. Following a routine…

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