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Category: Manufacturing

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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Managing for health and safety

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

HSE has launched new online guidance to help make it easier for larger organisations and businesses to understand how to manage health and safety. Managing for health and safety replaces Successful health and safety management (known to many as HSG65) refreshing and enhancing the existing content.

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Gloucestershire engineering company fined for interlock failings

Friday, August 2, 2013

A Forest of Dean engineering company has been fined after an employee injured his hand on a machine where a safety lock had been deliberately disabled.

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Tyre services company prosecuted for safety failings

Thursday, August 1, 2013

A Somerset tyre services company has been fined after a labourer was injured when his trousers became entangled in an unguarded lathe.

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Cable firm fined after two Leigh workers injured

Friday, July 26, 2013

A cable manufacturer has been fined after two employees were injured in two separate incidents on the same machine at its factory in Leigh.

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Copper ionisation systems – What is the issue over copper ionisation in legionella control?

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Updated July 24 2013 – For users and suppliers of water treatment systems that use elemental copper for legionella control ie copper ionisation systems – it is important to read the updated information relating to the application for essential use derogation.

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Worker suffers life changing injuries after being hit by falling machinery

Monday, July 22, 2013

A Hereford company that produces nickel alloys has been fined after an employee suffered life-threatening injuries when he was crushed and burned by falling machinery.

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Company fined after worker suffered broken neck

Friday, July 19, 2013

A Shropshire steel engineering company has been fined after a worker got the sleeve of his overalls caught in an unguarded drill bit, causing serious neck and arm injuries.

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Manufacturer fined after worker’s hand trapped in machine

Friday, July 19, 2013

A Stirling insulation manufacturer has been fined for safety failings after a worker suffered injuries to his hand and arm when it became trapped in an unguarded part of a machine.

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Firm in court for Somerset worker’s life-threatening injury

Friday, July 19, 2013

A Somerset drinks company has been fined for safety breaches after an employee severed an artery in an unguarded machine on a bottling production line and needed life-saving surgery.

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