A national bus company and a commercial cleaning firm have both been fined after a worker was killed when he was hit by a reversing bus driven by a colleague.
The worker had been working in the yard of a bus depot when the vehicle was reversed out of the wash-down area.
HSE's investigation found that:
- the bus company had failed to properly assess the risk of vehicle-pedestrian contact
- both companies failed to implement a suitable system of work to control this risk
- insufficient measures were in place to protect pedestrians from vehicles being moved around the depot and to ensure that walkways within the perimeter of the yard were being used
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