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GBP180,000 fine for workplace accident

Editorial Staff

When Edward Warlopp left his office and walked, he walked in front of a moving lorry. The driver, taking care manoeuvring in a complex environment was paying attention his surroundings and did not notice that Mr Warlopp had walked in front in the lorry. Mr Warlopp was struck and suffered fatal injuries.

The owners of the grain store where the incident occurred were prosecuted for failing to provide a safe system of work.

The specific allegations were that there were no barriers to prevent pedestrians walking into an area where lorries were moving.

The company pleaded guilty and was fined GBP180.000 and ordered to pay costs of GBP20,000.

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