Tyre Company Fined £300k After Operator is Crushed by Lift Truck

A tyre company has been fined £300,000 following the breach of health and safety regulations which resulted in the death of a forklift operator. In July 2014, operator, Stephen Woollas, was working at the Gonerby Hill Foot site of Vau-Lug Traction Tyres Ltd. Mr Woollas was moving a load of tyres whilst travelling forward, but was unable to see the path ahead of him. Whilst moving forward, the truck tipped over, crushing Mr Woollas underneath it. The investigation found that at the time of the incident, Mr Woollas was not wearing a seatbelt. However, further investigation found that the warning
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