A CLACKS COUNCIL driver is could appear before a sheriff after a vehicle overturned near a Fallin waste centre last year.

The incident, said to have taken place on May 7 in 2018, was one of three significant cases highlighted in an annual health and safety report to the local authority's Audit Committee last week.

Suffering only minor injuries, the crew were evacuated after the refuse collection vehicle overturned as it approached the Lower Polmaise Waste Management Centre outside the Stirlingshire village.

However, there was "significant damage" to the vehicle and a police investigation led to a report being submitted to the procurator fiscal, relating to the driver, not the local authority.

When asked in the Kilncraigs chamber by Councillor Bill Mason, council officers said they were not aware of the case calling in court yet.

In a separate incident in July, council workers who were demolishing wooden garages at Craigbank discovered asbestos within the debris.

Council papers said: "Due to holidays, a number of key people were not available and there were questions about action taken by several key people.

"The incident was investigated and recommendations were submitted in relation to the management of asbestos and control of projects under the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations."

In a third separate accident, a member of the public suffered crush injuries to their foot by a wheeled loader as it reversed away from a skip at Alloa's Forthbank recycling centre.

Documents tabled on the day added: "The incident was investigated and recommendations were submitted."