Firm fined £70,000 after health and safety breaches led to worker's death

Firm fined £70,000 after health and safety breaches led to worker's death
 

A Widnes waste processing company was fined £70,000 after a worker was crushed to death.
Liverpool Crown Court heard how on March 1, Fresco Environmental Ltd employee Kevin Wright was processing waste carpet to be re-baled when one of the bales fell from a stack and landed on him, causing injuries from which he later died.
At the time, flowers were left at the firm’s gates on Everite Road and tributes poured in online to the 27-year-old.
An investigation by the Health And Safety Executive (HSE) found the company ‘failed to ensure’ proper controls were in place to reduce the risk of bales... read more

 
3 October 2017 in Regional North West , Views: 39
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