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Dumper truck driver in fatal accident

The Health & Safety Executive has warned of the dangers of driving dumper trucks onto spoil heaps following the death of a worker on a building site two years ago.

Cheltenham Magistrates’ Court heard how Shaun Carter, an employee of Tonic Construction Ltd, was driving a forward tipping dumper on 31 May 2016 onto the top of a spoil heap.

The dumper became stuck on the soil heap’s edge and when Carter jumped off the vehicle it flipped over and struck him, causing serious head injuries from which he died at the scene.

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