Manufacturing Company Fined After Forklift Truck Collides with Worker

Newport Magistrates’ Court heard how, on 23rd November 2018, a worker had to be put into an induced coma after a forklift truck had hit him at a site in Crown Business Park, Dukestown, Tredegar. The worker suffered serious brain injuries as a result of the collision.

An investigation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) found:

  • there was not enough control of workplace transport risks
  • there was insufficient segregation between vehicles and pedestrians
  • an absence of safe pedestrian crossings where vehicle and pedestrian paths met
  • lack of safety signage to warn of hazards

G-Tekt Europe Manufacturing Limited were found guilty of breaching Section 4(1) of the Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992 and was fined £525,000 and ordered to pay costs of £8,014.40