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 […]
Extra enforcement powers lent to the Metropolitan Police by the HSE, which allowed the force to follow up roadside stops with visits to operator sites, are to be revoked.
Aldi Stores has been fined £1m after a driver needed two toes amputated following an incident with a powered pallet truck.