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Skip hire firm boss banned after second safety conviction

The director of a skip hire firm who was prosecuted after an employee was crushed to death by a skid steer loader has been banned from being a company director after more safety breaches were discovered at a new business that he set up in the unit next door.

Overturned forklift lands egg farm in court

A Lancashire egg packing firm has been hit with a £60,000 fine after a worker was badly injured when a forklift truck overturned.

Essex building firm's 'systematic failures' led to dumper crush

A family building firm has been fined £225,000 after a 32 year old worker was crushed to death when his dumper truck overturned.

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Driver safety special: Marginal notes

There is no magic way to protect forklift drivers and pedestrians when they share space but bolstering training with small interventions can help. 

Driver safety special: Driven to change

Driver performance data is of limited use if you don’t use it to coach better behaviour. 

Paul Wright, Biffa

The waste management contractor’s new OSH director plans to adapt COMAH industry techniques to continue a downward trend in accidents. 

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