Environmental Management Services Company Fined £1,020,000 after Worker Fatally Crushed

Northampton Crown Court heard how on 8 April 2016, a worker of Enterprise Managed Services Limited succumbed to fatal crush injuries sustained when he tripped and fell under the wheels of a refuse lorry in Ashby Road, Daventry during a routine collection of recyclable refuse.

An investigation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) found that the company had failed to carry out a suitable and sufficient risk assessment for the collection route and there was a lack of adequate supervision.

Enterprise Managed Services Limited of the Chancery Exchange, Furnival Street, London pleaded guilty to breaching Section 3(1) of the Health & Safety at Work etc Act 1974. They have been fined £1,020,000 and ordered to pay costs of £60,476.