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Feature: Unravelling obligations

Two waste management companies were recently fined £140,000 following a prosecution brought by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) after an employee was crushed to death while using a telescopic truck. The investigation by the HSE found that the employee was not trained to operate the truck and that a risk assessment, adequate supervision and suitable training had not been provided. In addition to the fine, the companies involved were ordered to pay the HSE's costs of almost ...