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Company guilty of serious culpable oversight” in fatal Health and Safety case: R -v- Biffa Waste Services”

Biffa Waste Services was fined £190,000 and ordered to pay compensation of £10,000 and £50,000 towards prosecution costs, following the death of a non-employee totter who was hit by a reversing shovel loader. 

The HSE prosecution found that no specific risk assessment had been carried out pertaining to the deceased’s role and the company was found guilty of a “serious culpable oversight”.