Council slated for recruitment fallings
An inquiry into a bin lorry crash that killed six people last December has found that Glasgow City Council’s recruitment process was inadequate. Had the council arranged to have the driver’s medical records checked out, this would have raised concerns about his history of blackouts and dizziness, the inquiry ruled.
Harry Clarke was unconscious when he lost control of his bin lorry in Glasgow city centre, and it has now been revealed that he had lost consciousness in a stationary bus in an incident in 2010, when he worked for First Bus.
He had also been advised several years before not to drive an oil tanker because of bouts of dizziness. Clarke had not revealed his previous health issues, the inquiry held.