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Teenager suffers head injuries on first day of work experience resulting in £86,666 fine

BY Douglas Cameron
Health & Safety
BG Orange

A new and young worker at an industrial equipment supplier in Newcastle sustained head injuries and a fractured pelvis after a heavy panel being unloaded from a lorry fell over and landed on him.

The court found a lack of a suitable and sufficient risk assessment plus a lack of training and supervision all contributed to the accident.

Taking into account the fine and court costs the company had to pay a total of £100k.

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