A worker at South Yorkshire wood waste company R Plevin & Sons died after he fell four metres from a walking floor trailer in 2014, Sheffield Crown Court has heard this week.
Paul Littlewood died from his injuries after the incident at the company’s site in Hazlehead, between Huddersfield and Sheffield, and the company was this week fined £216,000 for failing to take measures to avoid his death.
Littlewood was manually unsheeting the walking floor trailer on 30 June 2014... More
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