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Tuffnells fined £1.5m after driver crushed between truck and trailer

Logistics operator Tuffnells Parcels Express has been fined £1.5 million following the death of a worker who was trapped between a trailer and his vehicle. The employee, Mr Leighton Jardine, was fatally injured on 22 January 2016 while attempting to attach a trailer. The trailer was parked on a slight slope, enough to cause it […]

Word of mouth training regime led to warehouse worker’s 14 m fall

A logistics management company has been sentenced over the death of an employee who plunged 14 m from his material handling vehicle in Northamptonshire. Andrej Grzeszczak was working at Great Bear Distribution’s premises in Desborough on 14 January 2016 when his vehicle was struck by another warehouse operations controller working in the same aisle. Grzeszczak’s […]

DVLA asks drivers to check their eyesight

The DVLA is calling on drivers to take a simple number plate test to check they meet the minimum legal eyesight standards at all times when driving. In a campaign launched, the organisation is encouraging anyone with concerns about their eyesight to check if they can read a number plate from 20m – part of […]

Disqualified directors ignored regulators’ warnings about asbestos handling

Three directors who demonstrated “appalling” failures in the management of asbestos, exposing employees, the public and the environment to the carcinogenic material, have been fined more than £57,000 and must pay £200,000 in costs. Two of the defendants have been disqualified as directors. George Talbot and his sons, Anthony and Stephen, who ran waste management […]

Devon operator banned after running illegal dumping operation on elderly couple’s land

The man behind a waste removal firm which blighted Devon countryside with 2,000 tons of rubbish – then set fire to it – has avoided a custodial sentence. The Environment Agency prosecuted Edward Donovan, operating as EDS (Ed Donovan Services), of Crediton, for a range of offences after he turned part of an elderly land […]

UAE regulates work hours to limit labourers’ sun exposure

A mandatory afternoon break to prevent outdoor labourers in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) working in direct sunlight will start on 15 June. Workers such as those on construction sites, security guards and delivery drivers will be forbidden from working outside between 12.30pm and 3pm, until 15 September. The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation […]

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