Two companies from Carmarthenshire and West Midlands have been fined after a worker was killed when he fell from a telehandler.

Swansea Crown Court heard how a 50 year old self-employed contractor working for Advance Door Engineering Ltd, who had been contracted by Shufflebottom Limited to fabricate and install roller shutter doors on an extension to a slipway building at Mustang Marine in Pembroke Dock.

The contractor was working at height with a co-worker on a telehandler when it came into contact with fencing. When the telehandler was released from the obstruction it caused the basket to jerk, throwing both operators from the basket. The contractor was not clipped onto the basket and fell to the ground sustaining fatal injuries.

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Firms fined after worker killed falling from telehandler