Council failed to learn from near misses

Source: on 2009-09-30 10:53:00

Cheltenham Borough Council must pay £35,530 after a gardener fell off a ride-on mower while cutting grass on a steep slope. Magistrates sentenced the council after hearing that it had failed to learn the lessons from previous near misses with mowing machines.Council employee Steve Hope suffered a compressed lung and two broken ribs in May 2008 when he fell off the mower and onto a park bench in Hatherley Park ...

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