A grain store company in Linton, Cambridgshire has been fined after the death of a worker on site.
On the 27th July 2016, Peterborough Crown Court heard how the Camgrain Stores Ltd employee had suffered fatal injuries after a lorry had struck him on the site, Mr, Edward Orlopp had been leaving the control room to make his way across the site and he had walked in front of a moving lorry, the driver had checked his mirrors but hadnt seen the employee and moved forward in turn fatally injuring the employee.
The Health and Safety Executive had conducted an investigation and found that the company had failed to ensure that vehicles and employees were able to safely move around the site and that they had not provided measures to prevent the fatality.
The company has been fined £180,000 and ordered to pay costs of £20,000. After Camgrain Stores Ltd of London Road, Balsham, pleaded guilty to breaching Section 2 (1) of the Health and Safety At Work Act 1974.
An inspector from HSE, Stephen Faulkner said ” Being struck by vehicles is one of the most common causes of workplace fatal accidents. This was a tragic and wholly avoidable incident caused by the failure of the host company to undertake a number of simple measures.”