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Category: Manufacturing

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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HSG252 – A recipe for safety: Health and safety in food and drink manufacture (revised)

Friday, February 6, 2015

This guidance covers the main health and safety hazards in the food and drink industry and gives practical advice on how to manage the associated risks. This latest edition has been revised by HSE and a working group and is even more relevant as it has been written by the industry for the industry.

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Firm fined after worker loses forearm

Thursday, February 5, 2015

An Edinburgh manufacturing company has been fined for serious safety failings after a worker had to have his arm amputated after it became trapped in a machine.

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Carpet firm in court after worker breaks leg

Thursday, February 5, 2015

A Rossendale factory, which makes carpet underlay, has been fined after a worker was badly injured when he was struck by a 300kg bale of foam.

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Bridgend firm fined for safety failings

Monday, February 2, 2015

A Bridgend engineering company has been prosecuted after an employee’s hand was crushed in an unguarded hydraulic press.

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Kent brewer in court

Friday, January 30, 2015

Britain’s oldest brewery business – Shepherd Neame – has been prosecuted for safety breaches after a 21 year-old agency worker lost a finger in an unprotected machine.

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