Glass giant, Pilkington UK Ltd fined £20,000 for workers’ injuries at Bristol site

Two workers were badly injured after a trolley load of glass panes fell on them at one of the UK’s most well-known manufacturers, a Bristol court has heard.

Ashley Emes and Nick Stone were both working for glass manufacturer, Pilkington UK Ltd, at its Imperial Park site in the city’s Hartcliffe district when the overloaded trolley collapsed with the sheets of glass landing on the two men.

Bristol Magistrates’ Court was told by prosecutors for the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) the 1,500kg capacity trolley had earlier been overloaded with glass weighing 1,780kg by two of the injured men’s colleagues.

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600450 Glass giant, Pilkington UK Ltd fined £20,000 for workers’ injuries at Bristol site
Date: 14 June 2011

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