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Importance of warning signs highlighted to transport managers

18th February 2010 | Warning Signs

The importance of using warning signs and adequate safety precautions has been illustrated after a company was fined a total of £350,000 following the death of a worker.

Veolia ES, of Pentonville Road, London, pleaded guilty to breaching Sections 2(1) and 3(1) of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 at Aylesbury Crown Court as a result of an accident which occurred in May 2004.

An employee was collecting refuse outside a pub in Easington when a recycling bin fell on his head and killed him, illustrating the importance of warning signs.

Dennis MacWilliam, a Health and Safety Executive (HSE) inspector, commented: "This was an extremely tragic incident which has now left [a] widow to continue life without a loving husband. It could have been avoided if only a few simple measures had been in place."

Recently, Essex-based John F Hunt Demolition Ltd and Bayoak Demo Ltd of London were ordered to pay a total of £115,000 after a worker was killed by a falling steel prop, illustrating the importance of warning signs.

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