Genie fined £270,000 after fatal M25 accident
Lifting equipment manufacturer Genie has received a £270,000 fine after the miscalibration of one of its machines led it to fall into the M25, killing an access company employee.
Under Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER) regulations, a mobile elevating work platform (MEWP) should undergo a ‘thorough examination’ at least every six months to ensure that equipment is not faulty and doesn’t pose a risk to staff.
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