Associated British Ports fined as bulk container bag of ammonium nitrate weighing 600kg fell on a worker.

Associated British Ports fined as bulk container bag of ammonium nitrate weighing 600kg fell on a worker.

Associated British Ports (ABP), the company that owns and operates 21 ports around the UK, has been fined £666,000 after an employee was injured when a flexible intermediate bulk container (FIBC) bag of ammonium nitrate weighing 600kg fell on him.

The employee was injured on 16 May 2016 as he was removing pallets from the front of a stack of FIBCs at ABP’s Cliff Quay site in Ipswich.

He sustained multiple fractures, a dislocated ankle, and knee and back injuries, and was unable to work for 13 weeks.

An investigation by the HSE found that ABP had failed to follow its own risk assessments by stacking FIBC bags directly on top of one another.

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