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Staffordshire firm fined £660,000

A Staffordshire animal rendering and food waste recycling company has been fined £660,000 and ordered to pay a further £187,632 in costs after a worker died as he tried to fix an industrial cooker.

Self-employed contractor Mark Bullock, 50, of Milton, Stoke on Trent, was carrying out repairs inside the cooker at John Pointon & Sons when the incident ...
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Linde Safety Pilot helps prevent FLT accidents

When it comes to operating fork lift trucks, human error is the most common cause of accidents at work. An electronic driver assistance system from Linde Material Handling(MH), the Linde Safety Pilot, is now on hand to offer support. Via an 8" LCD screen in the operator's workstation, the Linde Safety Pilot helps the operator to control the work equipment safely and helps to avoid dangerous situations, minimising the risk of an accident and improving occupational safety.

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