Skip loader accident puts man in hospital

The Health and Safety Executive decided to investigate a construction company after one of its workers was injured after a skip loader overturned.

The accident happened when the company was making a sewer connection to the main sewer at a domestic property and was using the skip loader to tip the soil onto a soil heap.  The driver of the skip loader was injured when the loader overturned and trapped his leg causing considerable pain.

He suffered fractures to his right ankle and sprained ligaments and the Court heard how the company had failed to plan the work properly using the skip loader and had also allowed an untrained worker to use the vehicle whilst not being properly monitored and without a seatbelt!

The investigation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) into the incident led to the construction company being fined £40,000 and ordered to pay costs of £5,787 for being guilty of breaching Regulation 13(2) of the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007, and Regulation 9(1) of the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998.

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