An employee of Extreme Handling, a supplier of forklift drivers and general warehouse operatives, was working at GMA Warehousing and Transport's site in Felixstowe, Suffolk, helping a forklift truck operator move a one-tonne sheet of marble from a container.
The marble fell on the Extreme Handling worker, who sustained extensive crush injuries to his legs, a fractured sternum and severe lacerations to the back of his head.
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) investigated the 15 August 2014 incident and found an unsafe system of work was used to move the load.
At Ipswich Crown Court, GMA Warehousing and Transport pleaded guilty to breaching Section 3(1) of the Health and Safety and Work Act. It was fined and ordered to pay costs of £9,938.