Faulty Machinery at Work Place

A supermarket worker at Morrisons store had to have his big toe amputated after an incident involving a pallet-truck collision. The employee was operating a pallet truck when it collided with a protection post.  His foot was crushed between the post and surgery was required to amputate his big toe.

 

A health and safety inspection was carried out and it was discovered that the ‘dead man’s pedal’ which is designed to cut off the vehicle’s power and bring it to an immediate halt did not work. The health and safety inspection found that the defect in the pallet-truck had been identified a week before the incident but the truck had not been removed from service to under-go maintenance. The company was fined £15,000 and ordered to pay a further £12,500 in costs.

 

To find out more about implementing a safe system of work for your employees and to ensure that you are using the correct procedures required contact Tom, Health and Safety Consultant at BritRisk. Look after your employers – Don’t use fault machinery.
A supermarket worker at Morrisons store had to have his big toe amputated after an incident involving a pallet-truck collision. The employee was operating a pallet truck when it collided with a protection post.  His foot was crushed between the post and surgery was required to amputate his big toe.

 

A health and safety inspection was carried out and it was discovered that the ‘dead man’s pedal’ which is designed to cut off the vehicle’s power and bring it to an immediate halt did not work. The health and safety inspection found that the defect in the pallet-truck had been identified a week before the incident but the truck had not been removed from service to under-go maintenance. The company was fined £15,000 and ordered to pay a further £12,500 in costs.

 

To find out more about implementing a safe system of work for your employees and to ensure that you are using the correct procedures required contact Tom, Health and Safety Consultant at BritRisk. Look after your employers – Don’t use fault machinery.

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