A grain store has been fined £180,000 following the death an employee who was hit by a lorry.
Edward Orlopp, 45, was a site manager for Camgrain Stores Ltd whom he had worked for 20 years. Mr Orlopp had left the control room during his shift on the 27th July 2016 and on leaving the building walked in front of a moving lorry. The driver of the LGV had checked his mirrors but had not seen Mr Orlopp and therefore moved the lorry forward, causing fatal injuries to the employee.
An investigation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) following the incident found that the company had failed to ensure safety measures were put into place, preventing employees walking around the site where large vehicles were being operated.
Stephen Faulkner, HSE inspector, said “This was a tragic and wholly avoidable incident caused by failure of the host company to undertake a number of simple measures.”
Camgrain Stores Ltd pleaded guilty to breaching Section 2 (1) of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, receiving a fine of £180,000 and ordered to pay costs of £20,000.
Source: Health and Safety Matters, Company fined after a worker was fatally struck by lorry, 19th June 2019. Read the full article.