Monday, 26 June 2017
ATE fined £495,000 after worker was killed by the roof of a trailer he was dismantling
ATE Truck and Trailer Sales Ltd, a company that buys, refurbishes and sells Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGVs) and trailers was fined £495,000 (inc.costs) after the death of a worker.
63-year-old worker William Price was dismantling a trailer on 21 February 2013.
ATE had assessed the risks and had a established method of work.
However, the risk assessment was inadequate as it failed to properly consider the risks involved in this work.
ATE did not provide Mr Price with any information in relation to his safety when ‘stripping down’ the trailers.
Mr Price was struck by the roof of a trailer he was dismantling.
The HSE inspector said:
“This tragic accident was preventable had all parties considered the risks involved and taken appropriate measures to reduce that risk.”
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