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Category: Manufacturing

New COSHH essentials e-tool launched

Monday, June 1, 2015

A new and improved COSHH e-tool has been launched. Enhancements include the incorporation of Hazard (H) statements to comply with CLP Regulations in line with the Global Harmonisation System (GHS) of classification and labelling.

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Timber manufacturer fined after apprentice suffers severe hand injuries

Monday, June 1, 2015

A timber mouldings manufacturer in Rochdale has been fined after a young apprentice lost two fingers of his right hand while working on machinery.

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Paper company in court

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

A Swanley firm that makes paper products has been prosecuted for allowing workers to bypass interlocked guards on machinery after one employee trapped his hand.

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Court fines medical firm after two workers injured

Friday, May 22, 2015

A medical equipment manufacturer has been fined after two workers were injured by dangerous parts of machinery in separate incidents at its premises in West Sussex.

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Steel firm sentenced over worker’s ‘life changing’ injury

Monday, May 18, 2015

A Dinnington steel processing company admitted safety failings after one of its workers had his arm crushed in machinery. 

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Staffordshire plastics firm fined for failing to maintain workers insurance

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Merlin Mouldings (Hednesford) Ltd have been fined for failing to have Employers Liability Insurance for its workers in place.

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Steel firm fined over death at foundry

Monday, May 11, 2015

A steel foundry has been sentenced after a South Yorkshire worker was killed when he was struck in the face by a shard from an abrasive disc that exploded from a hand-held grinding machine.

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Firm in court after worker’s hand severely injured

Friday, March 27, 2015

A food packaging firm in Gateshead has been fined after a worker suffered serious injuries to his hand when it was caught between a feed belt and drive roller.

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Manufacturer in court after worker’s arm pulled into machinery

Thursday, March 26, 2015

A manufacturing firm has been fined for serious safety failings after a worker was injured when his arm was caught between a conveyor belt and roller in a Glasgow factory.

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Cheshire ice cream firm in court after employee loses finger

Thursday, March 26, 2015

An ice cream manufacturer has been fined for safety failings after an employee’s finger was cut off by a fruit feeder machine.

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Materials company prosecuted for worker’s crush injury

Monday, March 23, 2015

A global materials company has been fined after a maintenance engineer’s hand was crushed at its West Midlands factory.

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South Yorkshire firm a ‘serial safety offender’

Thursday, March 19, 2015

A Rotherham-based metals business has been sentenced after it repeatedly risked workers’ lives by making them use dangerous machines – notching up a shocking 31 enforcement notices for safety breaches in just three months.

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Company sentenced after worker loses fingers

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

A leading international aluminium fabricator has been fined after a worker severed two fingers when his left hand was trapped in the loading clamps of an aluminium metal extrusion machine. 

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Kent firm in court after employee severs toes

Friday, March 13, 2015

An engineering firm in Sheerness has been fined after a 20-year-old worker was left disabled when a metal sheet landed on his feet, severing three toes from one and breaking all the toes on the other.

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Forfar firm fined after agency worker injured

Thursday, March 12, 2015

A Forfar metal galvanising company has been sentenced after an agency worker suffered serious leg injuries when a half-tonne A-frame slipped and fell onto him from a forklift truck.

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Engineering firm in court after worker’s hand pulled into machinery

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

An Aberdeenshire firm has been fined for serious safety failings after a worker was injured when his gloved hand was pulled into a metalworking lathe.

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Firm in court after workers’ narrow escape in explosion

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

A West Yorkshire firm has been fined for safety breaches after its factory was damaged when an industrial oven exploded only minutes after workers had left the area.

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Firms prosecuted after worker loses left leg

Monday, March 2, 2015

A Tameside factory worker had to have part of his left leg amputated after he was struck by an 850kg metal frame being delivered to a plant in Glossop, a court has heard.

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Engineering firm in court after worker crushed by two-tonne frame

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

A Cumbrian engineering firm has been fined £12,000 after a worker suffered severe injuries when he was struck by a metal frame, weighing nearly two tonnes.

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Nuneaton company in court after worker pulled into unguarded machine

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

A Nuneaton company has been fined after an employee broke his neck when he was drawn into an unguarded machine.

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