David Watson Transport in court over driver’s death

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David Watson Transport has been sentenced for safety failings after a driver suffered life-changing injuries and later died following an incident in Broxbourne, Herts. 

Keith Brookes, 61, from Milton Keynes, fell from an unsecured ladder during an operation to unload items from a lorry at the Hertfordshire Golf and Country Club on White Stubbs Lane on November 23, 2012. 

The incident was investigated by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), which prosecuted the Norfolk-based road transport company, after finding it had failed to properly safeguard workers from falls. 

David Watson Transport of Mundford Road, Weeting, Norfolk, was fined a total of £150,000 and ordered to pay costs of £88,030.69 after being found guilty to three counts of the Work at Height Regulations 2005.

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