A construction firm in Watford has been ordered to review its health and safety measures after a tragic work injury in which a worker was killed.
Charles Kinsella was crushed to death by a 14-tonne mechanical digger at PB Donoghue Ltd after being trapped by the hydraulic arm of a vehicle he was trying to repair, the Watford Observer reports.
A machine arm control lever had not been left in its neutral position, causing it to swing straight into him once the safety catch was released.
His widow has already received a six-figure injury compensation sum, but she told the paper: "No amount of compensation will ever help me to get over the loss of Charlie."
The company has now been ordered to implement a range of new risk assessment measures in order to stop similar incidents from happening.
A fork lift truck driver on the Isle of Bute was recently prosecuted following a serious incident in which a banksman suffered a broken back and ankle.