A Lincolnshire business has been prosecuted by the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) following life-changing injuries suffered by a member of staff from Scunthorpe.
Lincoln Magistrates Court was told yesterday (June 2nd) how Robin Eddom was working for recycling company ECO Plastics in March 2012 when he was struck by a reversing vehicle.
The 63-year-old suffered damage to two vertebrae in his lower spine and extensive tissue damage to his back, shoulders, neck, thighs and knees.
Following the hearing, HSE inspector Karin Abbott said the incident could easily have been much worse and even proven fatal for Mr Eddom.
"[He] has been left with devastating physical and psychological injuries, which have forced an earlier retirement from work and will leave him in discomfort for the rest of his life," she added.
The company pleaded guilty to breaching Section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 and was fined GBP 12,500. It was also ordered to pay prosecution costs of GBP 5,261.
Posted by Trevor Baker