Transport firm fined over worker's head injuries
This article features an accident resulting in a serious injury sustained whilst working on a vehicle. Given that excavators and similar machinery are ubiquitous in the bio-waste industry operators and their employees should take notice of this incident, its results and consequences.
A Suffolk haulage operator has been prosecuted after one of its workers suffered a fractured skull as he tried to recover a 17-tonne abandoned excavator.
Experienced fitter Paul Collins, 51, had worked for Tannington Transport for only three months when he was struck on the head by a heavy-duty vehicle jack when it 'popped' out of position.
Click HERE to read the full report on the HSE website.
Become a Member!
Join the Organics Recycling Group at the Renewable Energy Association by clicking below.