Woman ‘Hit By Truck At Recycling Company’s Site’

Expert Calls For Answers Over Fatal Incident

16.11.2011

An investigation has been launched by the Health and Safety Executive after a woman died following a work accident at a recycling company’s premises.

Reports have revealed that the 56-year-old worker was hit by a truck at the Armstrongs Industrial Services Ltd in Bolton on Monday (November 14th).

Emergency services, which are now working with the HSE, stated that they were called to the area in the morning and that the woman passed away after being taken to hospital.

David Urpeth, national head of workplace injury at Irwin Mitchell, acts for those who have been seriously injured in workplace accidents, as well as the families of those who have been fatally injured in such incidents.

Commenting on these reports, he said: “We hope that the HSE and the police work quickly to provide answers over how this incident came to occur. Of particular interest will be the traffic management systems which the company were employing on site to ensure the safe movement of both workers and vehicles around the premises.

“This incident shows devastating consequences of accidents at work and we hope that lessons can be learnt from this case that will prevent any further problems in the future.

“We act in many cases where transport safety has been a concern and hope that employers can ensure they have the best possible standards in place to keep workers safe from harm.”