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Leeds shed company fined over death

Thursday, 25 Oct 2018 ( #895 ) - Leeds, United Kingdom
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Woodlands Homecare was fined over a forklift death
A garden shed manufacturing company has been fined more than GBP250,000 (USD325,000) for safety breaches after a worker was killed.

Andrew Hanshaw, 44, died in 2012 after being struck by a forklift.

According to the Yorkshire Post,Woodlands Homecare Ltd of Railway House, Calverley Lane, Rodley pleaded guilty to breaching the Health & Safety at Work Act and was fined GBP233,334 (USD300,000) with GBP21,620 (USD27,830) in costs.

After the hearing, Health and Safety Executive inspector Rachel Brittain said: "This was a tragic and wholly avoidable incident, caused by the failure of the company to implement the findings of their own transport plan.

"Vehicles at work continue to be a major cause of fatal and major injuries."
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