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Contractor prosecuted and fined for serious crushing incident

A Lancashire skip hire contractor has been prosecuted and fined £15,000 following a serious vehicle crushing incident.Peter David Marquis of Bryers Farm, Lea Lane, Lea, Preston was fined £15,000 and ordered to pay £4,631.60 in costs by Preston Magistrates Court after pleading guilty to breaches of the Health and Safety at Work Act.A 17-year-old employee at Marquis waste transfer station at Railway Sidings, Kirkham was crushed when a 13-tonne excavator backed ...