Wolves firm fined for worker’s death

A Wolverhampton business which refurbishes and sells heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) has been fined after a member of staff was killed following an accident at work.

William Price, 63, was dismantling a trailer at ATE Truck and Trailer Sales when the incident occurred in February 2013. He was struck on the head, suffering fatal injuries.

An investigation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) found ATE failed to properly consider the risks involved in this work.

ATE Truck and Trailer Services, of Boundary Industrial Estate, Stafford Road, Wolverhampton, pleaded guilty to breaching the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999.

The company was fined £475,000 and ordered to pay costs of £20,000.

HSE inspector Judith Botwood said: "This tragic accident was preventable had all parties considered the risks involved and taken appropriate measures to reduce that risk."

Source: Insider Media

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