Scrap crashed cars

Director handed six month suspended sentence

Posted By Kerry Budworth on 2016-03-22 14:30

A director of a firm in Wembley which prepares used cars for recycling has received a six month suspended jail sentence for health and safety breaches.

A worker suffered severe crush injuries to his left arm and was trapped for two hours in the incident. He was injured while helping to move scrap cars into the back of a shipping container. The container was being made ready for their export to Pakistan where the metal would be sold for recycling.

Huge rescue effort

The incident involved a huge rescue response to resolve that involved the combined effort of three fire crews, a specialist major rescue unit, two air ambulances, a medical team from Manchester Royal Infirmary and three ambulance crews.

Prosecution by HSE

The prosecution was taken by the HSE against Ultimate Traders, of Bridgewater Road in Wembley, and director Nasir Rashid, of Greenford. He pleaded guilty at Manchester Crown Court to breaches of the 1974 Health and Safety At Work Act.

Six months suspended sentence

Rashid was sentenced to six months imprisonment, suspended for 18 months, the company was given a nominal fine of £2 after discussions concerning the company’s finances.

A failure to report

The court was told Ultimate Traders failed to report the incident to the HSE for nearly three months despite being told it was a legal requirement.