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NI recycling firm handed £25,000 fine

A recycling company in County Antrim, Northern Ireland has been fined £25,000 after an employee was crushed between two vehicles.

Clancy Docwra’s £1.1m penalty over fatal excavator attachment strike

Construction giant Clancy Docwra has been fined £1m after a site operative on its Docklands Light Railway site in Stratford, East London was fatally struck by an excavator mounted vibrator (EMV).

Specialty minerals firm fined £200k after worker fatally struck by forklift

A company that manufactures calcium carbonate for the global paper and packing industry has been fined £200,000 for failing to segregate pedestrians and vehicles at its Birmingham premises after a worker was struck by a forklift truck, leaving her with fatal injuries.


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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.