18 August 2008
Logistics firm admits breach of health and safety rules
NKY Logistics has admitted that it breached health and safety regulations following an accident which caused a team leader to lose part of her leg.
The Mansfield Chad reported that the firm made the admission this week during a hearing at Derby magistrates court.
Lisa Ramos, a 32-year-old team leader at the firm, was wearing a high-visibility coat and other safety gear when she was hit by a reversing forklift truck in 2006.
She suffered multiple fractures in her left leg as a result of the incident and eventually had to have the lower part of the limb amputated in hospital.
Melvin Sandell, the prosecutor for the Health and Safety Executive, told this week's hearing that the group considers the incident to be "very serious".
It is thought that bosses from NKY Logistics will be sentenced at Derby crown court in September. The firm has invested a total of £38,000 to prevent further accidents through improved safety procedures.
A Petersfield firm was fined a total of £10,500 for exposing a worker to vibration earlier this month, the HSE has reported.