Two firms fined after delivery driver is injured by falling pallets


 

Two companies have been fined after an HGV driver fractured one of his neck vertebrae when pallets were being unloaded from his vehicle. Leeds Magistrates’ Court heard how the delivery driver, an employee of Brighouse Pallet Services, was struck by one or two falling pallets whilst they were being unloaded by a fork-lift truck (FLT) operator at Seal It Services’ premises in Elland, West Yorkshire. An investigation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) found that both companies failed in […]