A Nottingham, Great Britain cleaning products manufacturer has been fined after an employee was seriously injured when a powered industrial truck used to lift and transport materials toppled and fell on him.
According to information from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), the worker, who has asked not to be named, suffered a fractured cheekbone, multiple skull injuries and long term-impaired vision after the incident, which happened when he was helping load a lorry using a semi-electric stacker truck. The truck was pulled over a curb and fell onto the employee.(WCxKit)
His employer, Revelholme Marketing, Ltd., (trading as Unic International), was prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) after an investigation.
The company, of Colwick Road, Nottingham, which makes solvent degreasers and cleaning products, was found guilty of breaching regulation 4(3) of the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 at a three-day trial. They were fined £5,000 ($8,100) and ordered to pay costs of £18,000 ($29,000).
The Nottingham Magistrates' Court heard that after the incident, Jan. 23, 2009, the employee was hospitalized for 10 days and was off work for almost three months. Although he has returned to work, the man still suffers from the after-affects of his injuries.(WCxKit)
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