Howdens Joinery fined £1.2m after HGV driver death


Kitchen manufacturer and supplier Howdens Joinery has been fined £1.2m after a visiting HGV driver was crushed whilst delivering into one of its sites in 2014. Agency driver Richard Bowen was crushed to death by a forklift truck that overturned whilst lifting kitchen worktops from a trailer at the firm’s Workington, Cumbria, site on 10 November 2014. An investigation by the HSE found that that the forklift truck had been overloaded. Visiting HGV drivers were also not kept at a […]