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Category: Manufacturing

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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Denbigh factory workers exposed to high lead levels

Friday, April 11, 2014

Nine workers at a ceramic tile factory in North Wales had levels of lead in their blood above national safety limits putting them at risk of serious health problems, a court has been told.

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New guidance for the safety of dock workers

Monday, April 7, 2014

The Health and Safety Executive, has worked with Port Skills and Safety and Unite the union to produce a new, simpler Approved Code of Practice and signposting guidance document for the docks industry.

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Company in court after apprentice loses finger

Thursday, April 3, 2014

A Northumberland company has been fined after a worker’s left hand was crushed in machinery leading to the amputation of one of his fingers.

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Packaging company fined after worker’s leg injury

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

An Essex-based manufacturing company has been sentenced for safety failings after a forklift truck reversed into a delivery driver’s lower leg, fracturing his ankle.

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Cylinder firm fined after worker loses lower leg in explosion

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

A worker filling gas cylinders had his leg severed below the knee when a faulty cylinder he was filling exploded at Guardian Gas Ltd, Brynmenyn Industrial Estate, Bridgend.

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Staff exposed to danger by East Yorkshire company

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

A Hull-based company, which operates worldwide, has been prosecuted for neglecting the safety of its staff after an agency worker had an arm crushed when it was dragged into a machine.

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Proposals to amend PUWER ACOPs

Monday, March 31, 2014

This is a review of the approved codes of practice (ACOP) on the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER) (L22); Safe Use of Power Presses (L112) and Safe Use of Woodworking Equipment (L114), with the aim of removing time-limited material and simplifying text. Consultation runs from 31 March to 23 May 2014.

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Furniture maker in court after trainee’s hand injury

Friday, March 28, 2014

An Essex furniture manufacturer has been fined after a teenage worker suffered severe hand injuries whilst using a panel saw unsupervised.

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Firm fined for workers’ injuries tackling fire

Friday, March 28, 2014

Two workers suffered burns, one seriously, when hot material from an industrial drier hit them as they tried to tackle a fire at a factory in South Wales, a court has heard.

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