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Category: Manufacturing

Bakery firm in court after worker’s hand injury

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

The UK branch of a Swedish farming group has been fined after an employee suffered serious cuts to his fingers while cleaning a machine at its pastry manufacturing site in Bedford.

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Unguarded danger at East Yorkshire firm

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

A chemical company in East Yorkshire has been prosecuted after an employee lost the ends of three fingers in an unguarded part of a machine collecting calcium oxide dust.

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Two firms in court after worker injured on unguarded machine

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Two companies have been fined for safety failings after a worker suffered serious injuries to his left hand when it was caught in a stone cutting machine.

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Vector Aerospace fined after workers’ health suffers

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

An international aerospace company based in Hampshire has been prosecuted after 13 employees were found to be suffering varying degrees of a debilitating nerve condition.

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Safety alert – Tower crane slew brakes

Friday, October 31, 2014

HSE investigations into the collapse of two tower crane jibs has identified that there were problems with adequate maintenance of the slew brake release mechanisms. This alert is to advise owners and users of steps to be taken to ensure that tower crane slew brake release mechanisms are maintained in efficient working order.

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Injury and ill-health statistics highlight workplace dangers

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Figures published today show that while Britain continues to be one of the safest places to work in Europe, too many workers are still being injured or made ill by work. 

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County Durham firm fined over worker’s severe burns

Monday, October 27, 2014

A County Durham firm has been sentenced after a worker suffered serious burns to his face, hand and arm when he was struck by a jet of hot molten plastic.

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RR1017 – Literature review: Understanding how to improve the management of exposure to wood dust amongst construction sub-contractors and manufacturing SMEs

Monday, October 27, 2014

Available evidence was reviewed to develop a better understanding of how to improve the management of wood dust exposure in small and medium-sized construction and manufacturing enterprises (SMEs).

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Loughborough firm prosecuted after machine crushes worker’s ankle

Friday, October 24, 2014

A Loughborough company has been fined for safety breaches after an employee’s ankle was crushed by a woodworking machine.

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Oldham factory sentenced over worker’s death

Friday, October 24, 2014

An Oldham manufacturer has been ordered to pay £125,000 in fines and costs after an employee was killed when he was struck by a three-tonne piece of steel being lifted by an overhead crane.

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Drinks firm Diageo sentenced after two workers injured

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Drinks company Diageo Scotland Ltd has been fined for safety failings after two workers were injured in falls at separate plants in Moray.

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Paper firm fined for pallet fall failings

Thursday, October 23, 2014

The UK division of a pan-European paper company has been fined for safety failings after a worker broke her leg in three places when poorly stacked pallets of paper collapsed.

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No volume control at Keighley company

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

A firm specialising in foam and feather furnishings has been fined after failing to protect its workforce from excessive noise levels made by production machinery.

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Firm prosecuted after worker loses fingertip in unguarded drill

Friday, October 3, 2014

A West Midlands fabrications company has been fined after an employee lost the tip of his finger in an unguarded drill.

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Macclesfield firm in court over worker’s drill injury

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

A Macclesfield manufacturer has been fined for safety failings after a worker’s hand became entangled around a factory drill.

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Rolls Royce fined for loss of radioactive source

Monday, September 29, 2014

Rolls Royce Marine Power Operations Ltd has been fined £200,000 and ordered to pay costs of £176,500 following the loss of a radioactive source at its plant in Derby.

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Salford recycling firm sentenced over worker’s crushed leg

Friday, September 26, 2014

A recycling firm has appeared in court after an employee almost lost his right leg when it became trapped in a machine at a Swinton factory.

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Basingstoke company in court after worker crushed

Thursday, September 25, 2014

A Basingstoke engineering firm has been sentenced for safety breaches that led to a 42-year-old man being crushed between a telehandler and a steel post at a workshop in West Drayton.

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Firm in court over worker’s multiple injuries

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

A Wigtown-based sawmilling firm has been fined for safety failings after a worker was seriously injured when he fell eight feet through a fragile roof light to the ground below.

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BAE company sentenced over worker’s firing range injury

Friday, September 19, 2014

BAE Systems Global Combat Systems Munitions Limited has been fined £80,000 for a serious safety breach after a worker’s leg bone was shattered while test firing a gun on a range in Northumberland.

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