Daily news bulletin: business fined for death of worker, Merseyside storm tragedy

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📰 A Liverpool builders merchants which breached health and safety standards has received a significant fine following the death of a dedicated employee.

Chestnut Building Centres – located at Picton Road, Wavertree – has been fined £94,500.

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Robert Ambrose, 62, died when the forklift truck he was driving toppled over in November 2018.

In court, District Judge Hatton said: “The incident was avoidable and shouldn’t have happened. There was a basic failure to manage risk as vehicles interacted with pedestrians and there was a casualness about vehicles in the yard.”

A total of 142 workers were killed at work in Great Britain in 2020/21, an increase of 29 from 2019/2020.

📰 A man in his 50s was killed at Switch Island, Netherton, during Storm Eunice when debris smashed through the windscreen of a van he was travelling in.

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Paramedics attended at the scene on Friday afternoon but the man, was pronounced dead. The male driver of the vehicle was not injured.

📰 The Met Office issued a yellow weather warning over Merseyside as Storm Franklin battered the region with high winds on Monday morning.

Gusts got up to 69mph before they died down in the afternoon. The yellow alert included a 'danger to life' warning due to the high risk of flying debris and flooding.

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