Derby Crown Court has fined a Derbyshire based firm £136,000 and ordered to pay £64,770 in costs after a 24 year old worker was fatally injured by the bucket of a motorised loading shovel.
The company admitted breaching Section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 .
An investigation held by the Health and Safety Executive revealed that CCTV coverage taken from the Swadlincote site, captured in excess of 200 examples of unsafe working practices over a period of 10 days before the incident occurred.
After the case was heard, HSE Inspector Elizabeth Hornsby said: “[The company] failed to put in place basic legal requirements of training and supervision. The death of this young man was entirely avoidable.”