Agency worker died on day one

Peterborough Crown Court heard that a Lithuanian worker sustained crush injuries that led to his death on his first day in a new job. The incident at the St Neots premises of Arken PoP Limited, a firm that provides retail display stands, happened when glass was being unloaded from a shipping container. A stack of sheets each weighing around 100kg fell on the 29-year-old worker.

Fines and costs of almost £100,000 were levied under S3(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 when the company admitted failure to train staff and having no safe system of work.

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