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Safety signs 'could have prevented bus accident'

21st December 2009 | Health and Safety Signs

A London company has been fined £400,000 as a result of an incident in which an employee died due to inadequate safety signs being in place.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) prosecuted Centrewest London Buses, based at Macmillan House, Paddington Station in Westminster, following a May 2004 incident.

It occurred at premises located in Bakers Court, London, when a worker was crushed between two vehicles because of a poor traffic management system which did not have adequate safety signs in place.

HSE inspector Bill Hazleton said the man died because the employer did not do enough to carry out safety precautions.

"Like so many workplace accidents, this one was entirely preventable and should never have happened. The company's traffic management system was poor," he said.

Meanwhile, HSE inspector Monica Babb recently said that managers have a "duty of care" to ensure the safety of employees, such as installing health and safety signs.ADNFCR-2754-ID-19522439-ADNFCR



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