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Crushing death illustrates importance of warning signs

15th December 2009 | Warning Signs

The importance of using warning signs has been illustrated after a company was fined following the death of a 57-year-old employee.

Daylesford Organic Farms Limited was ordered to pay £65,000 with £27,500 in costs at Gloucester Crown Court after worker Anthony Cripps died during an incident in June 2007.

He was riding in the bucket of a telehandler while harvesting elderflower but fell out and was crushed to death under the wheels of the machine, highlighting the need to use warning signs.

Speaking after the hearing, Health and Safety Executive inspector Caroline Bird commented: "Sadly, a relaxed safety culture at this particular farm had meant that the practice of using telehandler buckets as work platforms had become an acceptable practice despite the obvious risks."

The prosecution follows the recent fining of construction company P J Carey, which was ordered to pay £54,000 with costs of £100,000 at Aylesbury Crown Court after a 53-year-old man was killed by a reversing telehandler at a site which did not have adequate warning signs in place.ADNFCR-2754-ID-19512730-ADNFCR


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