Man breaks both legs after accident with fork lift

A company was fined for safety breaches after an accident involving a fork lift truck caused heavy stacks of boards to fall onto two employees injuring both of them.

The HSE officer’s investigating the case told the Magistrates’ Court how a fork-lift truck lost control during a lifting operation, whilst travelling close to two workers on foot. It accidentally hit a stack of boards which collapsed onto one worker which caused a knock on effect resulting in a second stack falling onto the second worker. Neither was seriously injured but one employee did break both his legs, leaving him in pain and unable to work for some time.

The Health and Safety Executive investigated and successfully prosecuted the company resulting in the firm pleading guilty to breaching Section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974. The company was fined £8,000 and ordered to pay £7,438 costs.

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