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4 Thousand Pound Fine Over Death Of Bicester Man

Ayesbury Crown Court 2

1:38pm 28th April 2011

A Buckinghamshire company has been fined over the death of a forklift truck driver.

A spokesperson for the Health and Safety Executive told Mix 96: "Morgans Plant Hire Ltd was prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) after an investigation into the death of employee Keith Nappin, who died at its site in Thame Road, Buckinghamshire, on 10 April 2007. "

"Aylesbury Magistrates' Court heard 42-year-old Mr Nappin from Keble Road in Bicester, worked as a heavy goods driver for Morgans Plant Hire Ltd."

"On the day of the incident he was operating a fork lift truck, transporting and loading digger buckets onto flatbed lorries, when the fork lift overturned and Mr Nappin suffered fatal injuries. "

"The HSE investigation found Morgans Plant Hire Ltd failed to ensure that the fork lift truck was in good working order when Mr Nappin came to use it."

"Company mechanic Matthew Edwards, of Aylesbury, had previously incorrectly modified the brakes on the forklift truck which Mr Nappin was operating. By doing this he failed to ensure the health and safety of his co-worker."

"Morgans Plant Hire Ltd, based in Oakley, Buckinghamshire, pleaded guilty to breaching section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 and 5(1) of the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998. The company was fined £50,000 and ordered to pay costs of £15,000."

"Matthew Edwards pleaded guilty to contravening section 7(a) of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974. He was fined £2,000 and ordered to pay costs of £2,000. "

After the hearing, Peter Burns, HSE Inspector, said: "When Keith Nappin went to work on 10 April 2007, his family expected him to return home safely, but the failings of his employers mean he'll never go home again."

"This prosecution serves to show just how important it is for companies to take their health and safety obligations seriously. HSE will not hesitate to prosecute any firm that fails to do so."

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