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LANCASHIRE FINE FOR DUMPER DEATH

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Lancashire CC has been fined£100,000 after admitting negligence in the death of a forestry worker. ...
Lancashire CC has been fined£100,000 after admitting negligence in the death of a forestry worker.

John Arrowsmith was killed in February 1999 when a dumper truck overturned and crushed him as he worked on a millennium forestry project.

Prosecuting for the Health and Safety Executive, Andrew Long told Burnley Crown Court that a council subsidiary, Lancashire County Engineering Services, had failed to carry out a risk assessment or ensure Mr Arrowsmith was properly trained.

The council had also failed to plan the work properly and provided a dumper truck without adequate protection for the driver. Lancashire admitted all four offences.
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