An employee broke his ribs after a lorry cab fell on him.
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has fined a truck dealership in Ipswich following injuries sustained by an employee during an accident at work.
Based in Martlesham in the region, Orwell Trucks, trading as Orwell Truck and Van, was fined GBP 4,500 and ordered to pay costs of GBP 2,726 after it was found guilty of breaching health and safety rules.
The 60-year-old worker Trevor Muffett was carrying out a routine vehicle check when he became trapped underneath the cab of the lorry after a piece of metal holding it up gave in, breaking his ribs.
HSE inspector Ivan Brooke said: "Trevor Muffett's injury could have been foreseen and prevented. And it all could have been much worse: there are cases of people having been killed by falling vehicle cabs."
A company in Sheffield was recently forced to pay more than GBP 49,000 in injuries compensation and a fine of GBP 33,000 following the death of one of its employees, who was crushed between a four-tonne crate and the roof of the shipping container it was in.
Posted by Alison Spriggs