A worker who was hit by a forklift truck successfully brought a claim against his employer, a food packaging firm in Buxton. The 42-year-old man was hit by the vehicle in 2012, suffering multiple breaks to his leg which required a six-day hospital stay and the insertion of pins and metal bars to repair the injury.
The company was investigated by the Health and Safety Executive after the man was injured in the work accident. It was discovered that there was no system in place to allow safe working practices on the factory floor, leading to the prosecution. The firm admitted to a breach of the 1999 Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations and a breach of the 1992 Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations. They were fined £30,000 and instructed to pay £2,979 towards the costs of the prosecution.