Brewery Fined After Delivery Driver Struck by Forklift

The Health and Safety Executive have prosecuted a British brewery  after a delivery driver was injured by a forklift. Peter Jackson, a 64 year old driver, was making a delivery to a Molson Coors Brewing site when  as he was struck by a forklift.

Mr. Jackson’s injuries included fractures to both wrists and one foot. He has been unable to return to work because of the injuries suffered.  An investigation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) determined that Coors had not implemented a safe transport system within the plant. During a visit prior to the accident, a HSE inspector had  advised the brewery to institute such a system.  The  brewary was fined £31,000 after admitting a breach of the Health and Safety at Work Act, and costs totalling £33,042.

The inspecting HSE officer stressed the responsibility of adequately monitoring contractors such as the delivery driver.

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