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Company fined after forklift fatality

Thursday, 10 June 2021 ( #1029 ) - London, United Kingdom
Restore Datashred has been fined
Restore Datashred has been fined
A paper recycling company has been handed a six-figure fine after a worker was killed in an incident involving a forklift. Print Week reports that the incident happened in October 2018 at Restore Datashred's facility in Crayford, in south east London. Jamie Wright, a 20-year-old agency worker, was driving a forklift when it overturned. Westminster Magistrates' Court heard that Wright "was not wearing a seatbelt and became trapped between the forklift's rollover protective structure and the floor". He sustained fatal crush injuries as a result. An investigation by the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) found "significant failings in the management of workplace transport risks at the site, including issues relating to operator competence and supervision and monitoring". Restore Datashred was fined GBP600,000 (USD850,000) and ordered to pay costs of GBP22,860 (USD32,000) after the company pleaded guilty to a breaching of Section 3(1) of the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974.

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aftermarket and engineering support director
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managing director
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