Narrow street: Unsafe
The site is a small manufacturing company in the centre of town. Their
deliveries arrive at the rear of the building in a narrow street. A staff
exit is situated next to this delivery point. The road is private property
but often the public committed trespass; using it as a 'rat run'.
At dusk on December 24th a construction worker drove a dumper truck from
a nearby building site down the narrow street. A forklift truck unloading
a lorry was forced to reverse rapidly. The fork truck driver did not see
the young worker leaving from the rear staff exit and hit him with the rear
of his vehicle.
The young worker was pinned by the forklift truck against the wall and
was killed instantly. The company was fined £30,000 and the fork truck
driver was forced to take several weeks off work suffering from stress.