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Visiting truck driver broke hip in fall from trailer

  • 13 May 2014
  • By Roger Brown

Suffolk firm Denholm Global Logistics has been fined £15,000 after a truck driver fell from a flat-bed trailer at its warehouse.

In a prosecution brought by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) Ipswich Magistrates’ Court was told that the 60-year-old driver, working for a company from Wales, was collecting pallets of bricks from Denholm Global’s warehouse in Felixstowe in February 2013.

The driver, who does not want to be named, had been asked to cover and secure the load to his flat-bed trailer with a protective sheet.

As he walked along the edge of the trailer to pull the sheet across, he slipped and fell 1.5 metres to the ground. He broke his hip in three places and needed two steel pins inserted to help repair the damage.

The man was unable to return to work for three months. An HSE investigation found that the space occupied by the load meant the trailer’s edge protection barriers could not be raised.

Despite instructing him to cover the load, Denholm Global Logistics had failed to provide safeguards that would have prevented him from falling from the trailer.

The HSE subsequently served the company with an enforcement notice requiring them to put measures in
place to prevent workers falling in similar circumstances. The company complied by providing two full-length gantry platforms designed to fit down the side of the trailer and provide edge protection for working on trailers of this type.

Denholm Global Logistics was also ordered to pay £4,285 in costs after pleading guilty to a single breach of the Work at Height Regulations 2005.

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Article source: http://www.commercialmotor.com:80/latest-news/visiting-truck-driver-broke-hip-in-fall-from-trailer