Tony Watkin prosecutes after woman was crushed by forklift at her place of work

A company has been ordered to pay more than £300,000 after a woman had her leg crushed by a forklift truck at a warehouse in Stone.

Tony Watkin, prosecuting for Stafford Borough Council, said she required a metal plate in her leg and skin grafts, received therapy for post-traumatic stress disorder and will be left with a permanent disability because of the accident.

He continued:

“It is plainly the case that the accident was caused by a failure to properly assess the risks posed of the use of fork lift trucks in areas where pedestrians were likely to be and to take proper measures to guard against accidents of precisely the kind that was caused to Ms Thorpe.

“Her accident was entirely foreseeable and entirely preventable.”

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