'Preventable' work injury caused broken leg

Employers have been warned that they face fines and injury compensation claims if they fail to manage traffic movement on-site, after a work injury led to a broken leg for a construction worker in Corby.

BAM Construction was fined GBP 15,000 after a fitter was reversed over by a forklift truck at the Willow Place Shopping Centre.

The man was taken to hospital where it was discovered that he had suffered a broken tibia and fibia in his left leg.

Health and Safety Executive (HSE) inspector Mhairi Lockwood said the preventable work injury has kept the employee away from work for nearly two years.

"All companies must assess the risks when pedestrians and vehicles such as forklift trucks work in close proximity and take appropriate precautions which are well documented in HSE guidance," she added.

The incident follows news that a worker at a waste site in Hampshire was killed after being run over by a heavy mechanical shovel loader.ADNFCR-2070-ID-19201415-ADNFCR

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