Firms fined on safety breaches

16 November, 2007
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Fines totalling £33,500 have been imposed on two firms after a lorry driver was crushed to death at the Allied Bakeries site in Glasgow.
Graham Meldrum died after being struck by a faulty tail-lift on his truck while unloading in July 2005. He was trapped for an hour before his body was discovered by a colleague.The bakery was fined £19,500, after admitting three health and safety charges, including failure to provide proper training and failing to ensure equipment was in good working order. TNT Logistics, the firm which supplied the vehicle, was fined £14,000 after admitting a single breach. Glasgow Sheriff's Court heard that staff at the plant had expressed concerns about trailers as far back as 1997.Meldrum's widow Karen Thomson said she wanted a fatal accident inquiry so that her husband "didn't die in vain".



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