/blog

Facilities management company is fined after an employee is crushed

Totally Local Company Ltd, a facilities management company, has been fined after an employee sustained severe injuries after being crushed between a ride-on-roller and a vehicle container on Friday 30th November 2018. Manchester Magistrates’ Court heard how his colleague reversed into him as he was attempting to lock up the vehicle container. He suffered a collapsed lung, broken bones and required multiple surgeries.

Health & Safety Executive (HSE) carried out an investigation to find that the company did not have a traffic management plan in place and the traffic routes used were unsuitable. Additionally, the vehicles were not well enough separated from pedestrians, posing a risk to both the general public and employees due to the park remaining open.

The company pleaded guilty to breaching sections 2 & 3 of The Health and Safety at Work Act etc 1974, was fined £200,000 and ordered to pay costs of £8,367.36.

Rebecca Hamer, an HSE inspector stated: “Those in control of work have a responsibility to devise safe methods of working and to provide the necessary information, instruction and training to their workers in the safe system of working.”

https://press.hse.gov.uk/2020/09/02/facilities-management-company-fined-after-an-employee-was-crushed/

https://press.hse.gov.uk/2020/09/11/company-fined-after-fatal-incident-using-high-pressure-water-jetting-equipment/

How much compensation could you be owed?

If you’ve been involved in an accident, you could be owed compensation. Contact us today to determine the validity of your claim and find out how much you could be owed.