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A woodworking firm was fined for safety breaches after stacks of boards fell onto two employees and injured both of them.


Leeds Magistrates’ Court heard that, in August 2012, a fork-lift truck was working closely with two pedestrians during a lifting operation. It hit a stack of boards which knocked into one worker, who then fell onto a second stack, which fell on a second worker. One employee broke both his legs.

Authors: HSE

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