07 November 2007
Firms made to pay after worker is crushed to death
Two companies have been made to pay out after an incident in which a worker was crushed to death, the Daily Record reports.
Graham Meldrum was killed in July 2005 after the back door of his lorry struck him while he was unloading baskets at an Allied Bakery plant in Glasgow.
The 40-year-old father of two remained trapped by the door for an hour before a colleague found him.
Allied Bakery, which operates across the UK, was fined £19,500 after admitting three health and safety breaches.
Meanwhile, contract logistics company TNT Logistics, who supplied Mr Meldrum via an agency, also received a fine of £14,000 in court.
After the hearing, his wife Karen Thomson commented: "As far as I'm concerned, it feels like Graham was murdered … Graham knew that factory wasn't safe and today they stood up and admitted it."