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Examples of enforcement - Employee

A trained fork lift truck (FLT) driver seriously injured a fellow employee when the FLT he was operating burst through a roller shutter door. The FLT driver had previously been operating the FLT in a side saddle position using only his left hand to steer and operate the gears. As the driver moved his legs around to the correct position (sitting facing forwards) to enter a drop off area, he inadvertently struck the accelerator pedal causing the FLT to burst through the roller shutter door and strike the employee. The employee was seriously injured.

Outcome:

The FLT driver was successfully prosecuted, fined £1000 and costs of £250.00.

Updated 2009-02-06