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Category: Manufacturing

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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Tata sentenced over workers’ burns in molten metal fire

Monday, February 16, 2015

Global steel giant Tata has been prosecuted after three employees suffered serious burns when tonnes of molten metal spilled onto the factory floor and ignited. 

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Engineering firm in court over worker’s fall

Friday, February 13, 2015

A leading engineering company has been fined for safety failings after a worker fell from scaffolding and suffered serious injuries.

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Pontypridd printing firm fined for safety failings

Friday, February 13, 2015

A Pontypridd printing company has been prosecuted after an employee’s hand was caught in machinery.

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Flight simulator firm in court over unsafe machines

Friday, February 13, 2015

A Manchester firm which manufactures flight simulator equipment for the aviation industry has been fined for using unsafe machinery.

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Steel company in court after worker pulled into rotating rollers

Thursday, February 12, 2015

A Black Country steel processing company has been fined after an employee suffered a catalogue of injuries when he was pulled into a set of rotating rollers.

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