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Category: Manufacturing

Print firm in court after worker loses finger

Thursday, May 22, 2014

A Gosport printing company has been fined after a worker lost a finger and seriously injured another during unsafe maintenance work on a book binding machine.

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Engineering firm in court over worker’s injuries

Thursday, May 22, 2014

A Radcliffe company has been fined after a worker suffered serious injuries when he was dragged into dangerous parts of a moving machine.

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Company prosecuted after young engineer dies at juice factory

Friday, May 16, 2014

An international smoothie and fruit juice company has been sentenced for safety failings after an engineer was killed by falling pipework during work to decommission a former factory in South Wales.

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Food giant Heinz sentenced after engineer’s life-changing injury

Friday, May 16, 2014

Global food producer Heinz was today (16 May) fined for serious safety failings after an engineer had his hand severed when it became trapped in live, unguarded machinery at its Norfolk plant.

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Newspaper group fined for guarding failure

Friday, May 16, 2014

Regional newspaper group Newsquest Media has been prosecuted after a Southampton worker was injured when his hand was caught in a rotating printer roller.

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Sauces firm prosecuted over forklift death

Thursday, May 15, 2014

A sauces manufacturer has been fined £140,000 after a forklift truck driver was killed at a factory in Runcorn.

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Forklift operator in court after dangerous lift causes serious injury

Friday, May 9, 2014

A forklift truck operator has been prosecuted for safety failings after a teenager was seriously injured by a falling heater unit weighing almost half-a-tonne during a dangerous lifting operation in Kent.

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Worker’s crush injury lands Goole company in court

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

A Goole firm has been prosecuted for safety breaches after a worker’s arm was pulled into an unguarded conveyor belt and crushed at its factory in White Rose Park.

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County Durham firm in court after worker’s hand severely injured

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

A County Durham firm has been fined after a worker suffered serious injuries to his hand when it was caught in the rollers of a glue machine with a broken safety guard.

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Protective equipment specialist failed to protect worker

Thursday, May 1, 2014

One of Europe’s leading manufacturers of personal protective equipment has been prosecuted and fined after a worker’s hand was crushed when it became trapped in an unsafe machine at their factory in Oxfordshire.

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Leather manufacturer sentenced over worker’s hand injury

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

A company from Peterborough has been fined for safety failings after a worker suffered a broken finger when her hand was dragged into unguarded machinery.

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Firm fined after worker suffers horrific head injuries

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

A manufacturing company has been sentenced after a worker suffered horrific head injuries when he became trapped in a machine at a Newcastle factory.

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Blackpool sweet firm fined after forklift spears worker’s foot

Monday, April 28, 2014

A national sweet manufacturer has appeared in court after the fork on a forklift truck pierced a worker’s foot, entering the instep and exiting the bridge, breaking every bone in its path.

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Firm fined for putting workers at risk

Friday, April 25, 2014

A Tyne and Wear firm has been fined for putting workers at risk of serious injury after numerous potentially dangerous machines were found to be poorly guarded.

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Suffolk company in court after worker suffers crush injuries

Thursday, April 24, 2014

A Suffolk firm which makes rubber granules has been fined for safety breaches after an agency worker was severely injured when the forklift truck he was driving overturned.

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Firm sentenced after worker severely injured

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

A Stirlingshire company has been fined for serious safety failings after a foundry worker’s legs were crushed when he was struck by a one tonne mould in a casting box while turning it with an overhead crane.

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West Midlands firm in court over dangerous machinery risks

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

A West Midlands company that makes roller shutters has been fined after an employee severed part of his finger in an unguarded machine.

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Workplace falls and dangerous machines top reasons for prosecutions

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Workplace falls and dangerous machines have been named as the two most common reasons for companies being prosecuted over health and safety breaches in the North West.

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Company in court for ignoring safety risks

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

A stone quarrying company in Portland has been fined for safety breaches after a worker fell more than four metres onto a concrete floor, suffering a broken hip and head injuries, while replacing roof lights on a fragile roof.

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County Durham firm in court after worker loses leg

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

An agency worker was left with life-changing injuries when his leg had to be amputated after he was crushed between a moving vehicle and a water tank.

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