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Category: Manufacturing

Steel firm fined after worker seriously injured

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

A worker had to have three toes amputated after his foot was crushed beneath a 300kg press die as he moved it from the bed of the press he was working on, a court has heard.

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Engineering firm in court over worker’s fall

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

An engineering company has been fined for safety breaches after an employee was seriously injured when he fell more than four metres while dismantling a recycling cabin.

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Jedburgh firm fined after worker seriously injured in fall

Friday, November 28, 2014

A Jedburgh firm has been fined for safety failings after a worker was severely injured when he fell down a lift shaft as he was transporting a loaded cage trolley that landed on top of him.

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L114 – Safe use of woodworking machinery: ACOP and guidance (2nd edition)

Friday, November 28, 2014

This publication is aimed at anyone who has responsibility for the safe use of woodworking machinery and includes tasks involving wood, corkboard, fibreboard and composite materials. Since the last edition, the guidance material has been revised and updated and small changes made to some ACOP paragraphs to clarify and update information.

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L112 – Safe use of power presses: ACOP and guidance (2nd edition)

Friday, November 28, 2014

This publication is aimed at anyone who has responsibility for the safe use of power presses. Since the last edition, the guidance material has been revised and simplified and small changes made to the ACOP material to clarify and update information.

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L22 – Safe use of work equipment: ACOP and guidance (4th edition)

Friday, November 28, 2014

This publication sets out what is needed to comply with the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998. Since the last edition, the guidance material has been revised and updated, and small changes made to some ACOP paragraphs to clarify and update information. This edition updates references to legislation and links to further guidance.

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Baking firm fined after worker injured

Thursday, November 27, 2014

The 41-year-old, of Hebburn, South Tyneside, was attempting to identify a fault on a hot tin slat conveyor belt at Warburtons’ premises on the Newburn Industrial Estate when the incident happened on 22 October 2013. 

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Furniture manufacturer sentenced over worker’s hand injury

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Furniture manufacturer Ercol has been fined for safety failings after an employee suffered severe injuries when his hand was caught in poorly-guarded machinery.

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Rochdale company in court over worker’s severe chemical burns

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

A Rochdale fabric firm has been fined £10,000 after an employee fell into a vat of bleach and suffered severe chemical burns over most of his body.

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Company fined after worker scalded

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

A Hartlepool-based food ingredients company has been fined after an employee was scalded by hot cleaning solution whilst working on an industrial cooking vessel.

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Fine for Rotherham company over worker’s severed fingers

Monday, November 24, 2014

A Rotherham manufacturing firm has been prosecuted for safety breaches after an employee’s fingers were crushed and severed in an unguarded machine.

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Laundry fined after teen worker was trapped in machine

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

A Shropshire laundry company has been prosecuted for serious safety breaches after a teenage worker suffered severe injuries when he became trapped in machinery.

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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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