Automotive logistics and vehicle recovery firm Ontime Automotive is to pay £100,000 in fines and costs after a worker was crushed to death by the upper deck of a vehicle transporter. John Wallace was jet washing a twin-deck recovery vehicle at the company’s site in Hayes, Middlesex in May 2013 when the upper deck collapsed, trapping him. Winchester-based J&J Conversions, which manufactured the vehicle recovery equipment, was also prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), as the equipment was […]
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