Leeds shed company fined £200k over death of worker in forklift truck accident

Leeds shed company fined 200k over death of worker in forklift truck accident
Leeds shed company fined 200k over death of worker in forklift truck accident

A Leeds-based garden shed manufacturing company has been fined more than £200,000 for safety breaches after a worker was killed.

Andrew Hanshaw, 44, died in 2012 after being struck by a forklift truck.

Woodlands Homecare Ltd of Railway House, Calverley Lane, Rodley, pleaded guilty to breaching the Health & Safety at Work Act and was fined £233,334 with £21,620 costs.

After the hearing, Health and Safety Executive inspector Rachel Brittain said: “This was a tragic and wholly avoidable incident, caused by the failure of the company to implement the findings of their own transport plan.

"Vehicles at work continue to be a major cause of fatal and major injuries.”