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Recycling company fined for health & safety breach

A court has fined Community Waste more than £7,500 for a serious health and safety breach following a forklift truck incident in which a worker was severely injured. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) brought the prosecution after an investigation into the incident in October 2006 at the companys Milton Keynes materials recycling facility (MRF). The company pleaded guilty to charges under Section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, which states: "It shall be the duty of ...