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Recycling company faces fine after injury to worker

15th October 2012 | Health and Safety Signs

Posted by Jason Nicholls

A recycling firm has been ordered to pay a £20,000 fine following safety failings on a waste transfer site in Croydon.

In the incident, overseas student Priyanik Malik dropped four metres through a chute into a waste storage bay at the Country Waste Management site on Beddington Lane.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) conducted an investigation into the case, finding that the business failed to enforce measures to protect their staff and others working at height.

Oxfordshire Ales is another company that was recently punished after putting staff in danger.

It was handed a £6,000 fine by the HSE and ordered to pay £8,623 in costs for breaching section 21 of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and regulation 6 (3) of the Work at Height Regulations 2005.

HSE inspector Clare Hawkes said: "The failure to take a systematic, risk-based approach to managing health and safety led to an employee’s fall of four metres that could have led to far more serious and even fatal injuries.ADNFCR-2754-ID-801469138-ADNFCR


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