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Category: Manufacturing

Worker’s crushed hand puts sweet company in court

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

A Northampton sweet maker has been fined for safety breaches after a worker’s hand was crushed in machinery.

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Safety failings led to worker’s injury

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

A former Gateshead firm has been sentenced after an employee had two fingers broken when her hand was drawn into the dangerous moving parts of a large stitching machine.

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Blueprint to set out health and safety issues and solutions for waste industry

Monday, February 18, 2013

A blueprint for addressing the terrible toll of death, injury and ill health in the waste and recycling industry is to be published following a landmark summit.

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Wearside firm fined after repeatedly putting workers at risk

Friday, February 15, 2013

A Wearside engineering firm has been fined for endangering workers by allowing them to use machinery on which vital safety devices had been disabled.

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Halifax worker left disabled by crush injuries

Thursday, February 14, 2013

A West Yorkshire firm has been sentenced for serious safety failings after a worker was left with life-threatening injuries when a 6.5 tonnes steel beam toppled onto his back.

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Corby paper firm fined for worker’s death

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

A Corby paper manufacturer has been fined for safety failings after a worker was killed when racking collapsed and heavy boxes landed on top of her.

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Crisp producer fined for safety failings at Newport factory

Monday, February 11, 2013

Crisp manufacturer Sirhowy Valley Foods has been fined after an employee lost his thumb in an unguarded machine at its factory in Crumlin, Newport.

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Textile manufacturer sentenced over worker’s death

Monday, February 11, 2013

A West Yorkshire textile firm has been ordered to pay more than £115,000 in fines and costs for safety breaches that led to a worker being crushed and killed by a falling stack of rag bales.

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Fine for company after worker’s injury in unguarded machine

Monday, February 11, 2013

A Kilmarnock firm that makes engine parts has been fined after a worker was injured when his hand got trapped in unguarded machinery.

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Firms sentenced after factory worker finds brother dead

Friday, February 8, 2013

Two companies have been ordered to pay more than £450,000 in fines and costs for serious breaches of safety after a Stockport factory worker found his brother lying dead in the bed of a machine.

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Court fines Allied Glass over worker injury

Thursday, February 7, 2013

A glass-making company in Leeds has been prosecuted for neglecting the safety of its workers after an employee was injured using an industrial high-pressure jet washer to clean a production line.

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Halifax company in court on safety charge

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

A Halifax firm that makes shopfitting equipment has been prosecuted after one of its employees had his arm crushed when it was drawn into an unguarded machine.

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Manchester metal firm sentenced over worker’s death

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

A metal manufacturer in Manchester has been sentenced after an employee was killed when a machine weighing half-a-tonne fell from a forklift truck.

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Worker’s fall leads to fine for paint firm

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

A Walsall paint manufacturer has been fined for safety failings after a worker fell nearly three metres while installing a mezzanine floor.

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Honda UK fined after Swindon employee loses fingers

Monday, February 4, 2013

Swindon-based Honda UK has been fined after an employee lost two fingers while polishing a piece of equipment at the plant in South Marston.

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Important update for users and suppliers of legionella control water treatment systems that use copper

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Legionella frequently asked questions – latest status of the application to the EC for an essential use derogation.

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Refurbishment firm fined for exposing workers to fall risk

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

A Willenhall refurbishment and shop fitting company has been fined for safety failings after instructing two employees to work at height without any protective measures or relevant roofwork training.

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Companies fined £320,000 following death of contractor

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Steel manufacturer Tata Steel and a specialist contractor have been fined a total of £320,000 for safety failings after a worker was killed by a falling metal bar in Redcar.

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Derbyshire firm fined after worker’s fingertips severed

Thursday, January 24, 2013

A Derbyshire engineering company has been fined for safety breaches after an employee severed the tips of two fingers on an unguarded bandsaw.

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Gloucestershire paper company fined for safety failings

Monday, January 21, 2013

A Gloucestershire paper producer has been fined after an employee’s hand was crushed in an unguarded machine as he tried to clean it.

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