The District Court has convicted and fined a truck driver’s employer $174,000 after one of its drivers was injured by another company’s truck.  The District Court also fined the transport operator onto which the injured employee was loading his truck $240,500, because it failed to implement its own safety procedures regarding to the loading of the trucks.

In addition to the fines imposed the transport operator was ordered to pay $34,800 in reparation to the injured employee and his employer was ordered to pay $23,200 reparation.

Although there were safety procedures in place, they were not being followed at the time of the accident and no safe designated walking area for truck drivers was in place.

Employers must not only have safety procedures, but also ensure that they are followed at all times.

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Alan Knowsley

Health & Safety Lawyer