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Category: Manufacturing

HSE unveils changes to reporting requirements

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has formally implemented changes to simplify the mandatory reporting of workplace injuries for businesses.

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Machine safety – food for thought after worker loses finger tips

Monday, September 30, 2013

An East London firm that makes convenience food has been fined for safety failings after an agency worker lost the tips from four fingers as he tried to unblock a dicing machine.

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Kent print company fined for worker hand injury

Friday, September 27, 2013

A worker had the skin torn from his hand on a printing press at a Dartford print company where vital safety guards had been removed, a court has heard.

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Runcorn boat manufacturer in court after employee crushed

Friday, September 20, 2013

A Runcorn-based boat manufacturer has been fined after an employee’s head was crushed against the top of a lorry container.

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Cumbrian window firm fined over severed fingers

Thursday, September 19, 2013

A Cumbrian manufacturer of wooden doors and window frames has been fined for safety failings after an employee’s fingers were severed by a rotating saw.

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Hampshire firm in court after worker’s fall

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

A south-west Hampshire firm has been fined after an employee fractured his forearm in a two metre fall from an unguarded office roof that had been used to store boxes.

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Norwich director gets suspended prison and community service for dangerous electrics

Friday, September 13, 2013

The director of a Norwich giftware manufacturing company has been given a suspended six-month prison sentence and 180 hours of community service for safety failings in relation to electrical systems at the company’s premises.

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Safety failings put West Sussex firm in court

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

A Worthing company that makes audio equipment used by leading recording studios has been fined after a worker broke an arm in an unguarded machine.

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Firm in court after worker’s hand crushed in machinery

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

A Tyneside firm has been fined after a worker’s hand was badly crushed in a machine on which a safety guard had been deliberately disabled.

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Company fined for guarding failings after worker severs finger

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

A Staffordshire furniture company has been fined after an employee severed a finger in an unguarded machine.

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Jarrow firm sentenced after worker’s hand severely injured

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

A Jarrow firm has been fined after a worker suffered serious injuries to his hand when it became caught in machinery at an engineering plant.

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Kent firm fined after young apprentice’s electric shock

Thursday, August 29, 2013

A Dartford-based engineering firm has been prosecuted for safety failings after a teenage apprentice fell from a ladder as he received an electric shock from badly wired equipment.

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Norfolk company in court after worker’s finger injured in printing press

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

A Norwich printing firm has been fined for safety failings after a worker injured his finger in an unguarded machine.

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Pirelli in court over injuries at Carlisle tyre factory

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Tyre manufacturer Pirelli has appeared in court after an employee sustained major injuries to his left arm when it became trapped in a tyre-testing machine.

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Bolton limo firm in court over debilitating hand condition

Friday, August 16, 2013

A Bolton limousine and hearse manufacturer has been fined after seven employees developed a debilitating nerve condition over a six and a half year period.

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Rolls Royce fined after worker suffers permanent injury

Friday, August 16, 2013

British engineering company Rolls Royce has been sentenced after an employee was diagnosed with a debilitating condition that has left him with permanent nerve damage.

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Faulty rope led to amputation for outdoors instructor

Thursday, August 15, 2013

A Southampton firm was today prosecuted after an outdoors activity instructor was left permanently disabled when he used a defective rope for a simulated parachute landing.

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Silk weaving firm in court over safety breaches

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

A Suffolk textile company has been sentenced for serious safety failings after a worker suffered three years of ill-health and was left disabled following his exposure to chemicals.

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Derby manufacturer fined after worker’s finger crushed

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

A machinery manufacturer has been sentenced after an Essex worker’s finger was badly crushed in an unguarded machine.

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Vauxhall owner sentenced over Ellesmere Port death

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

The owner of Vauxhall has been fined £150,000 over the death of a long-serving worker who was crushed in machinery at its car factory in Ellesmere Port.

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