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Fork-Lift Driver Seriously Injured after being Hit by HGV

A packaging company based in Chesterfield, has been prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), after an employee was run over by a heavy goods vehicle.

Fifty five year old Pete Newsum, from Chesterfield, was working for the Corrugated Case Company Ltd and was returning to the Pilsley Road site on foot, after finishing his lunch break.

On the day of the accident the site was extremely busy, due to the fact that a spate of bad weather had created a backlog of collections and deliveries, creating a huge increase in traffic.

Mr. Newsum waited for a reversing HGV to move past him, before stepping off the kerb on his way to the yard, unfortunately as he did so the vehicle moved forwards, hitting the employee and dragging him underneath the wheels.

Mr. Newsum suffered serious personal injury in the accident, including damage to his spine, a fractured pelvis and a head injury. His injuries were so severe that he still suffers with post-traumatic epilepsy, has breathing difficulties and mobility issues.

The Corrugated Case Company, of Danesmoor, in Chesterfield, was fined £8,000 after admitting breaching Health and Safety Regulations, following a successful prosecution by the HSE.

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