Health and safety briefs

Waste transfer firm fined 100,000 over death

A London waste transfer company, World’s End Waste (Investments), has been fined £100,000 at the Old Bailey following an investigation into the death of a worker in June last year. Sam Boothman, a 32-year-old tipper-truck driver, was hit from behind by the bucket of a shovel truck driven by another employee.

HSE revises ‘slips and trips’ guide for caterers

The Health & Safety Executive has published revised guidance for caterers on preventing slips and trips. It provides practical advice to caterers to help them prevent accidents and comply with legal requirements, and can be downloaded from its website.
Go to www.hse.gov.uk

Road contractor fined after worker burned to death

A West Sussex road contractor, Colas Ltd, has been fined £75,000 and ordered to pay £22,000 costs after a worker was burned to death while cleaning a tanker. John Gilroy was cleaning the tanker in February 2003 with a mixture of kerosene, gas oil, and diesel, which ignited. He received 60% burns.


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