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23 September
Sep 23
23rd September 2017

A Grantham company has been fined £300,000 at Lincoln Crown Court for a breach of health and safety regulations following the death of a forklift truck driver. Vacu-Lug Traction Tyres Ltd, based at Gonerby Hill Foot, had previously admitted a charge of failing to ensure the health and safety of its employees following the death of Stephen Woollas in July 2014. The company was also ordered to pay £25,000 towards prosecution costs. Mr Woollas, who was not wearing a seat belt, died after the forklift truck he was driving tipped over crushing him underneath it. Alex Stein, prosecuting, said that although the company had health and safety policies in place requiring workers to wear seat bel...

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4 September
Sep 4
04th September 2017

A worker suffered serious injuries when he fell while carrying out maintenance work at a Lincolnshire seafood processing factory, a jury was told. Virginius Kurselis was standing inside a box held up by a forklift truck when he fell seven metres while painting at the Fishgate Ltd factory at Brookenby near Market Rasen. Mr Kurselis spent four weeks on hospital and underwent two operations as a result of injuries he received as a result of the fall in July 2013. His left leg was shattered and his right foot was broken. He also suffered a cracked pelvis and a dislocated right arm. Robert Stevenson, prosecuting, said that Mr Kurselis was employed as a packer but was asked to paint gutterings...

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26 August
Aug 26
26th August 2017

  Five people, including two children, have been taken to hospital following a crash on the A18.   The incident happened at around 5.15pm on Wednesday, July 26 after a two vehicle crash was reported close to Hall Farm in Melton Ross Barnetby, near Humberside Airport.   A grey Nissan Navara and a silver coloured Audi estate car collided and a road closure was required to enable the attendance of emergency services.   The injuries to the children are thought to be minor, however one person is believed to have sustained serious injuries.   A man believed to be the driver of the Nissan left the scene of the collision and enquiries were undertaken to locate him without success.  ...

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