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Category: Manufacturing

Large fine for heating firm after worker crushed to death

Friday, March 7, 2014

A Wednesbury-based heating, ventilation and air conditioning manufacturer has been fined £150,000 after a worker was crushed to death while working in its warehouse.

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Chester dairy factory fined after workers badly scalded

Friday, March 7, 2014

A Chester-based dairy firm has been fined £54,000 after two employees were badly scalded when hot water escaped from the top of a 600 litre tank.

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Leading print firm’s safety failures led to injury

Thursday, March 6, 2014

A national printing company has been prosecuted for safety failings after a Leeds worker suffered a partial finger amputation because dangerous parts of a machine weren’t properly guarded.

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Northumberland firm in court after worker loses two fingers

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

A sawmill worker was left with a permanent impairment after his right hand was severely damaged when he caught it on an unguarded saw blade, a court has heard.

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Didcot manufacturer fined for acetone burn failings

Monday, March 3, 2014

A specialist manufacturer of vessels and pipework designed to carry liquid nitrogen and liquid oxygen has been fined after a welder was seriously burned during unsafe hotwork.

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Court stop for bus manufacturer

Monday, February 24, 2014

A major international bus and coach manufacturer has been sentenced after a worker was injured at its Sheffield plant after falling from a poorly-guarded gantry.

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HSE Safety Alert – Preventing catastrophic failure of luffing jib tower cranes in high winds

Friday, February 21, 2014

Following the recent collapse of three luffing jib tower cranes in high winds, HSE is making this information available to tower crane users as supplementary guidance to that contained in BS7121 Part 5:2006, Code of practice for safe use of cranes -Tower cranes. This information is issued without prejudice to any ongoing investigations. HSE is […]

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Engineering company fined after worker suffers horrific injuries in explosion

Thursday, February 20, 2014

A Worcestershire engineering firm has been fined after a worker lost both his legs in a factory blast.

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Burnley bakery fined after worker loses fingertips in pasty machine

Thursday, February 20, 2014

A Burnley bakery has appeared in court after an employee had the tips of two fingers chopped off by a pasty-making machine.

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Court action for Brent food company

Thursday, February 20, 2014

A Park Royal food company has been prosecuted for safety breaches after an employee lost the ends of two fingers in a poorly-guarded machine.

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The use of copper ionisation in legionella control – important information

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

For users and suppliers of water treatment systems that use elemental copper for legionella control, ie copper ionisation systems – important information on the European Commission’s decision regarding the use of copper in legionella control.

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Firm in court after worker requires toe amputation

Friday, February 14, 2014

A Northamptonshire engineering firm has been fined after a worker sustained a serious foot injury when lifting equipment failed at company premises in Bletchley, Milton Keynes.

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Littleborough firm in court after employee badly burned in factory fire

Friday, February 14, 2014

A Littleborough factory has been sentenced for safety failings following a major fire which left an employee with severe burns.

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Global plastics recycler fined after worker’s arm injury

Friday, February 14, 2014

One of the country’s largest plastic recycling plants, based in north Nottinghamshire, has been fined after a worker suffered a broken arm when it became caught in machinery.

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Widnes firm sentenced over tipper truck death

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

A Widnes-based manufacturer has been fined £100,000 after a worker was crushed to death when a tipper truck overturned.

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INDG388(rev2) – Safety in isocyanate paint spraying

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

This guidance is aimed at owners, managers and supervisors of vehicle bodyshops. It outlines the risks in using isocyanate paints in motor vehicle repair and how you can minimise them by taking the right precautions. It is also relevant to isocyanate paint spraying in other industries.

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HSG276 – Isocyanate paint spraying: Safely managing spray booths and rooms

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

This guidance is aimed at vehicle bodyshop owners, managers and supervisors, their employees (particularly paint sprayers) and suppliers. It will also be useful to industries other than motor vehicle repair where there is spraying of isocyanate-containing paints and lacquers. This replaces the previous HSE publication Controlling isocyanate exposure in spray booths and spray rooms (WEB36).

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Lead poisoning leads to court for stained glass firm owner

Thursday, February 6, 2014

A Lincolnshire stained glass artist has been fined after one of his employees suffered severe lead poisoning.

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HSE Safety Alert – Genie Z135/70 Mobile Elevated Work Platform (MEWP)

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

An operator was killed when a Genie Z135/70 mobile elevating work platform became unstable and overturned whilst it was working at or very close to its maximum height. In order to minimise the risks of overturn, the machine safety devices and sensors must be configured as per manufacturer’s settings, as prescribed by the manufacturer in […]

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Metal firm owner sentenced for lead exposure failures

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

The owner of a Nottinghamshire alloy firm has been sentenced for failing to protect workers from the risks of lead poisoning after three employees became seriously ill.

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