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Category: Manufacturing

Employee loses two fingers at silver manufacturer

Monday, July 13, 2015

A silver manufacturing company has been fined for safety failings that led to a worker sustaining serious injury to his right hand.

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Chutney company sentenced over worker’s hand injury

Friday, July 10, 2015

A Merseyside based food company has been sentenced after a worker sustained injuries to his hand after clearing a sugar dispensing machine at a factory in Berkshire. 

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Worker’s serious injuries after arms entangled in machine

Friday, July 3, 2015

A worker’s arms were entangled in a high-powered lathe, causing serious injuries, because safety systems on the machine had been defeated.

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HSG279 – Making paper safely: Managing safety in the papermaking process

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

This guidance is for managers and users of paper and tissue manufacturing machinery. It provides practical guidance to manage the risks on papermaking machinery and describes the law that applies. This edition updates references to legislation and links to further guidance. New sections have also been added to cover areas of papermaking not previously covered.

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Fatal injury statistics – summary for 2014/15

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Provisional statistics on fatal injuries in the workplace in Great Britain 2015 – full-year details and technical notes.

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HSE releases annual workplace fatalities

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Provisional annual data for work-related fatal accidents in Great Britain’s workplaces shows small change from previous years, sustaining a long term trend that has seen the rate of fatalities more than halve over the last 20 years. 

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Leeds firm in court after worker hit by crane

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

A metal finishing company has been fined after a worker was seriously injured.

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London firm fined after worker injured in fall

Thursday, June 25, 2015

A London firm specialising in bespoke staircases has been sentenced for safety failings after a worker was injured when the personnel cage he was working in was knocked to the ground by an overhead crane.

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Serious injury at glass manufacturing company

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

A glass company and a ventilation system engineer have both been fined after a contractor sustained life threatening injuries.

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Baker loses tip of finger

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

A Newcastle bakery have been fined after an incident with an unguarded machine caused a 53-year-old employee to lose the tip of his middle finger.

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Injection moulding firm fined after worker fall

Monday, June 22, 2015

 A casting and injection moulding firm has been sentenced after an employee fell from one of its machines, suffering severe injuries.

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Coach builder’s ‘reckless disregard’ for workers’ health

Monday, June 22, 2015

 National bus and coach builder Alexander Dennis Ltd. has been fined after it ignored multiple warnings about dangers to its workers’ health from overuse of hand-held power tools. 

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Man loses finger on lathe

Friday, June 19, 2015

A North Shields based company, Mectronic Instruments Limited, was prosecuted after an employee injured his hand resulting in the amputation of a finger.

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National recycling company fined after worker loses arm

Thursday, June 18, 2015

A national recycling firm has been fined for safety failings, which resulted in an agency worker losing his arm.

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Steel firm fined after teenage apprentice broke his leg

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Site Hire Services Ltd of Tunstall, Stoke on Trent was fined for safety failings after a worker broke his leg. 

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Solihull firm fined after worker was crushed

Monday, June 15, 2015

Solihull based car part manufacturer,TRW Ltd was fined on Monday 15 June 2015 after a worker was crushed between a forklift truck and a trailer suffering serious injuries.

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Engineering firm fined over worker injury

Friday, June 12, 2015

 A precision engineering firm have been fined after an incident in which an employee was seriously hurt. 

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Pet food firm sentenced for safety failings

Friday, June 12, 2015

A pet food manufacturer has been sentenced today after exposing its employees to chlorine gas during cleaning of equipment at its plant in Nottinghamshire. 

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Safety failings land firm in court

Friday, June 12, 2015

A metal processing company has been fined for safety failings which exposed a worker to a serious risk of injury from a fall.

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Telford engineering firm fined after worker suffers crush injuries

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

 A lifting company based in Telford has been fined after a beam weighing two tonnes fell onto an employee causing severe injuries. 

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