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Category: Manufacturing

Van maker in court over serious safety failings

Monday, June 23, 2014

A vehicle manufacturer has been told to pay nearly £180,000 in fines and costs for safety failings after a crane operator suffered severe crush injuries in a lifting operation at the company’s press shop in Luton.

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Worker’s injury reveals Blackburn factory’s ‘appalling’ safety

Monday, June 23, 2014

A Blackburn packaging firm has appeared in court after an investigation into a worker’s injury revealed safety standards described as ‘appalling’.

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Wigan firm in court over HGV danger

Monday, June 23, 2014

A Wigan firm which produces animal bedding has been fined after allowing its employees to stand on the top of lorry trailers without safety measures in place to prevent a fall.

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Worker’s floor slip led to loss of fingertips

Monday, June 16, 2014

A Leeds-based company has been sentenced after a worker suffered serious injuries to his hand when it came into contact with the drive chain of a conveyor at a Newcastle factory.

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Public consultation – Classification, Labelling and Packaging Regulation (CLP)

Thursday, June 12, 2014

This Consultative Document seeks views on the proposals from HSE to align domestic legislation with the EU direct acting Classification, Labelling and Packaging Regulation (CLP). This consultation began on 12 June and ends on 5 August 2014.

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Company back in court for safety failings

Monday, June 9, 2014

A Tyneside company has appeared in court for safety breaches for the second time in less than a year after a forklift truck overturned at its factory in Burnopfield.

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Two engineering firms sentenced after worker’s hand crushed

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Two engineering businesses have been fined for safety failings after a worker’s hand was crushed while unloading steel beams.

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Essex manufacturer in court after workers’ fall

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

An Essex firm which makes precast concrete stairs has been fined for safety failings after four employees fell when a stair mould collapsed beneath them at the company premises in Earls Colne.

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Quilt and pillow firm in court over worker’s injuries

Friday, May 30, 2014

A Middleton company has been fined after a worker suffered severe injuries when his right hand was trapped in a moving machine.

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Safety alert – Devices used to reduce operator entrapment and crushing on mobile elevating work platforms

Friday, May 30, 2014

This alert advises that covers/shrouds on machine controls do not protect against entrapment of operators between the machine and nearby obstructions.

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Packaging printer sentenced after worker’s fingers crushed

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

A Bristol-based printer of healthcare packaging was today (28 May) fined for safety failings after an employee had two fingers crushed when they became trapped in unguarded machinery at its Cambridgeshire plant.

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Macclesfield firm in court over teenage apprentice’s injuries

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

A fabric company in Macclesfield has been fined after a teenage apprentice suffered severe injuries when his left arm was dragged around a machine roller.

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Rochester food firm in court again for serious danger to workers

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

A Kent-based food manufacturer has been prosecuted for a second time for safety failings after a worker was injured using a machine with a guard that had been intentionally disabled.

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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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