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Council prosecuted for collection vehicle death

Coventry City Council has been fined after one of its collection vehicles hit and killed an 11-year old girl on her way to school. The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) prosecuted the council for health and safety breaches and it was fined £125,000 and ordered to pay costs of £40,000 at Coventry Crown Court on February 11 2008.Investigating HSE inspector Paul Smith said: There is a tragic history of pedestrians, particularly children and old people, being run over by refuse ...

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