Derbyshire Waste Management firm in court after young man crushed to death

Derbyshire Waste Management firm in court after young man crushed to death

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http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/waste-management-firm-in-court-after-young-...

Derbyshire waste firm Rainbow Waste Management Limited has been prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) after a worker was crushed by the bucket of a motorised loading shovel.

On the 7 June 2013, twenty-four year old Ashley Morris, known as Will, was working at Rainbow Waste Management’s site in Swadlincote.  Mr Morris sustained fatal injuries to his head and spine when the bucket of the loading shovel that he was operating crushed him.

Derby Crown Court heard that in the 10 days leading up to the incident, CCTV cameras at site captured over two hundred examples of unsafe working practices. These practices included dangerous operations with the shovel such as workers being lifted in the bucket and workers having to take evasive action to avoid contact with moving vehicles.

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