UK tyre recycling companies fined following employee’s death

London–Two UK-based waste management companies have been fined a total of £140,000 at the England’s highest criminal court. The fine followed a prosecution brought by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) after an investigation into an incident where Mr Thomas Akwasi Aseidu-Ampofoh was crushed to death under a telescopic reach truck..

The incident took place at Environmental Tyre Disposals Ltd’s (ETD) tyre recycling site at Stonehill Business Park, Edmonton, London on 1 July 2001, where MIDCO Waste Management Ltd (MIDCO) also operate a tyre shredding business….

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