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Serious crushing injuries: Bryan Alexander Ltd fined for health and safety offence

Crushing injuries: £46,000 fine

Health and Safety Executive v Bryan Alexander Ltd (2017) Plymouth magistrates’ court, April 3

Statutory reference: s.2 of the Health and Safety at Work, etc., Act 1974 (HSWA).

Bryan Alexander Ltd, a haulage company, has been fined following an incident in which an employee suffered serious crushing injuries.

The facts

· In January 2015 an employee of the company was unloading a trailer at the roadside in Plymouth. He moved out of the way of an approaching vehicle and was crushed by a hydraulic extension on another of the company’s vehicles. He suffered life-changing internal injuries.

· The company had failed to implement a safe system of work.

The decision

The company was fined £46,000 plus £6200 costs.

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