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Video: Excavator Operator Runs Over Co-worker

Heavy-equipment horseplay injures observer

March 01, 2018

An excavator operator in England has been found guilty and sentenced for violating the Health and Safety at Work Act (the British version of OSHA) after he deliberately drove his machine into another excavator on a site in southwest London last August. After taunting another operator, he then threw his excavator into reverse and crushed a nearby worker into a wall. Here's what happened:

The co-worker survived and on February 16, 2018 Daividas Rupeikae was sentenced to six months in jail, suspended for two years and was ordered to undertake 40 hours of unpaid work. Rupeikae was also ordered to pay costs of $700 and a victim surcharge

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