A haulage firm has been ordered to cease trading after it was found to have misled the Traffic Commissioner over events leading up to a collision in which a doctor died. S & J Transport was told to close down three years after cyclist Dr Suzanna Bull was killed when she was struck by a lorry in Birmingham. Suzie,…

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Three construction firms have been fined a total of £256,000 after an employee died during a demolition. David Shayler was struck on the head by a stack of tiles at a site on the Isle of Wight, on 13 October 2016. The 53-year-old was removing roof timbers by hand with a colleague in preparation for a development project. A gable wall…

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An ex-railway employee, who developed asbestosis as a result of exposure to asbestos dust while repairing railway carriages, has been awarded damages. The 77-year-old claimant had pulmonary fibrosis and worked at British Rail for six years, between 1956 and 1963, repairing train carriages. He said that during his employment he was regularly exposed to asbestos…

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A bakery has been fined after an employee amputated his right hand on a bagel production line. An employee was able to access the internal parts of the machine as he attempted to clear dough that had become jammed, Luton Magistrates’ Court was told. As the dough was cleared the machine restarted dragging the victim’s…

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A maritime freight and logistics company has been fined after a worker suffered multiple bone fractures to his foot when a forklift truck was driven over it. A worker was injured when a 15-tonne forklift truck drove over his foot during unloading and stacking of steel coils in a shed at premises in Corporation Road,…

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