Mini-digger injures worker

National plant hire company One Call Hire has been prosecuted after a member of staff suffered severe injuries when he was struck by a reversing mini-digger at the firm’s Enfield plant in December 2012.

An investigation by the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) revealed a 60-year-old worker – who preferred to remain anonymous – suffered a broken bone just below the knee and extensive tissue damage as a result of the company’s safety failings.

Westminster Magistrates’ Court was told yesterday (February 12th) how a team were preparing to transport the industrial vehicle for shipment to Australia. However, during the cleaning process, the digger was accidentally put into reverse and struck the worker.

HSE inspector Chris Tilley commented: “Had the work been properly assessed, and measures taken to isolate power to the engine and make it safe, then the worker could have avoided injury.”

One Call Hire was fined GBP 4,000 after pleading guilty to a breach of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974.

Posted by Trevor BakerADNFCR-2070-ID-801693471-ADNFCR


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