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Forklift truck death highlights need for warning signs

7th December 2009 | Warning Signs

A West Yorkshire man has been fined £1,500 following an incident in which a worker died in a forklift truck accident, illustrating the need to use warning signs.

Andrew Mason pleaded guilty to breaching the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 at Skipton magistrates court following a March 2006 incident which resulted in the death of his 48-year-old colleague Francis Roberts.

The accident occurred when Mr Roberts stood on the machinery and used it as an impromptu lift, but fell off the forks and suffered injuries which later resulted in his death, illustrating the importance of warning signs.

Following the hearing, Health and Safety Executive inspector Paul Yeadon commented: "Mr Mason will forever live with the guilt of his momentary disregard for safety."

Meanwhile, London company EAT Ltd was recently fined a total of £3,500 after an incident in which an employee fell over four metres and suffered severe injuries, highlighting the importance of warning signs.ADNFCR-2754-ID-19497790-ADNFCR



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