Severe Accident at Work Caused by Health and Safety Breach Fatal accident at work 27.09.2007 A company boss has been fined thousands of pounds after a lorry driver was killed when he was crushed under a grinding machine. Stephen Warner was working for Specialised Movers removal company and was watching the machine as it was being unloaded by a forklift truck in Maer Lane, Market Drayton, on August this year. But the forks began to drop after it had taken it off the lorry, and it fell forwards, crushing Mr Warner underneath. Carole Ann Hible, trading as the Specialised Movers, pleaded guilty to breaching health and safety laws at Market Drayton Magistrates' Court and was fined a total of £9,000 with £4,335 costs. HSE inspector Grayam Barnes said: "Companies need to ensure that appropriate safety measures are implemented to prevent injuries and to provide a safe working environment. "Equipment needs to be regularly checked and maintained to ensure that it is in a safe and reliable condition for use. "In this case the forklift truck was grossly under capacity for the job demanded of it and known to have a bad oil leak in the lifting mechanism." Copyright © PA Business 2007 If you or a loved one has suffered due to an accident at work, our personal injury lawyers could help you make a No Win No Fee compensation claim. See our Accident & Injury At Work Compensation page for more information. Press contact James Clarke Press Officer +44 (0)161 838 3169 Email James Related articles 19.06.2018The New Tax Evasion Facilitation Offence 19.06.2018Legal Challenge To Inadequate Care ‘A Wake-Up Call To The NHS’ 18.06.2018Family Of Former College Cleaner Appealing To Ex-Colleagues For Help Following Cancer Death 18.06.2018Family Law Team Ranked Number One 18.06.2018London Drives UK Tourism But Other Regions Attracting Attention 18.06.2018Omnichannel And Experiential 'Key To Retail's Future Success'