A waste management and recycling company has been fined GBP 210,000 after one of its employees was killed in an accident at work on a landfill site in Northamptonshire.
Gary Carter, 32, was working for SITA UK Limited when he died on January 4th 2007 at the company’s Cranford landfill site.
He was crushed to death between his refuse lorry and a bulldozer as he tried to free his vehicle from being stuck in mud.
"Every company has a legal responsibility to take care of people working on their site, whether they are employed by them or not, in whatever circumstances they are asked to operate," said Health and Safety Executive inspector Roy Bush.
Earlier this week, Roadways Container Logistics Limited was fined GBP 250,000 and ordered to pay GBP 100,000 in costs after one of its employees was also crushed to death in an accident at work.
Alan Fletcher, admin manager for the firm, died trying to stop a case of glass, weighing two tonnes, from falling as it was lifted from an open-top freight container.
Posted by Wayne Weir