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Category: Manufacturing

Airbus fined £200,000 over worker’s death

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Aeroplane manufacturer Airbus has been fined following the death of an employee who was crushed between a tractor and a fertiliser spreader at the firm’s plant in Broughton.

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Herefordshire company fined after employee injured by falling sheet of metal

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

A Herefordshire steelwork company has been fined after an employee was hurt when a metal sheet fell on his foot.

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Derbyshire firm in court after worker’s finger severed

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

A Dronfield company which produces packaging for the food processing industry has been fined after a worker suffered serious hand injuries unblocking an incorrectly-guarded machine.

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Four fined after life-threatening fairground fall

Friday, July 4, 2014

A fairground ride manufacturing company, its director and two ride assessors have been sentenced after a catalogue of errors led to a teenage rider being ejected from a brand new extreme ride at a festival in Hertfordshire.

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Suffolk firm in court after teenage worker’s arm crushed

Thursday, July 3, 2014

A Suffolk horse bedding manufacturer and its managing director have been fined after a young employee’s arm was crushed when he was removing compacted dust from a baling machine.

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Welding company fined after worker crushed fingers in unguarded machine

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

A Dudley welding machine manufacturer has been prosecuted after a catalogue of safety failings led to a worker losing two fingers.

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Warwickshire firm in court after worker suffers severe hand injuries

Monday, June 30, 2014

A company which makes metal components for the automotive industry has been fined after a worker suffered horrific hand injuries in an incorrectly-guarded machine.

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Engineering company and director fined for illegal gas work

Monday, June 30, 2014

A West Midlands company and its director have been fined after carrying out illegal gas work at restaurants across the Midlands and south of the country, putting business owners and customers’ lives at risk.

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Joinery firm in court after worker crushed by falling MDF

Thursday, June 26, 2014

An Essex joinery firm has been fined for safety failings after an employee was crushed by half a tonne of fibreboards (MDF) at its premises in Basildon.

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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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