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Excavator firm fined after worker’s fingers severed

A worker had two fingers severed when his hand was caught in the drilling machine he was operating at one of the UK’s major producers of construction and mining equipment.

John Watson, 55, from Wheatley Hill, County Durham, was drilling holes in steel plates at Komatsu UK Ltd Birtley, when his right hand became caught in the rotating parts of the machine.

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