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Category: Manufacturing

Worker injures hand in cropping machine

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

A company producing lights for trucks has been fined after a workers’ hand was injured in a cropping machine.

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Worker loses tips of two fingers in band saw

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

A company who are fabricators of ducting for the building industry have been fined after a worker lost the tips of two fingers while working with a band saw.

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Worker injured when he was crushed by metal folding machine

Friday, December 4, 2015

A company which manufactures office equipment has been fined after a trainee worker was injured when he was crushed by a metal folding machine.

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Companies sentenced in HSE inspector’s “most horrific case”

Friday, December 4, 2015

Two North West companies have been fined following the death of two workers at a Merseyside woodchip factory.

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Pet food manufacturer fined after injury to teenage worker

Thursday, November 26, 2015

A Nottinghamshire pet food company has been sentenced after a worker was seriously injured when a forklift truck he was driving overturned. 

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Metal firm fined after worker was killed by a crane

Monday, November 23, 2015

A company who specialise in metal and alloy products has been fined after a worker was killed when he was struck by a load on a moving crane.

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Company fined after failure to act on asbestos risks

Monday, November 23, 2015

An engineering firm has been fined after asbestos was found at their factory and they failed to document or manage the risks to employees or visitors to the site.

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Workers injured due to unguarded machinery

Friday, November 20, 2015

A soft furnishings company, has been fined over two incidents of failure to adequately guard machinery.

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Worker killed by falling power press

Friday, November 13, 2015

A Wrexham firm was fined after a worker was killed when a machine weighing an estimated half a tonne fell on him.

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Steel worker left scarred for life

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

International steel giant Tata has been fined £180,000 after pleading guilty to safety breaches after an employee narrowly escaped death when he was showered in scalding molten metal in a massive explosion at its Rotherham plant.

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Carpenter in court after trainee’s fingers were severed

Thursday, November 5, 2015

The owner of a Bedfordshire joinery and carpentry business pleaded guilty to failing to report an accident, where a person had two fingers amputated, which had occurred at his workshop. 

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Plastics company fined after worker’s injury

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

A plastics company who engineer nylon products has been sentenced after an employee had his finger amputated as a result of an incident with a circular saw.

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Food firm fined after worker’s injury

Monday, November 2, 2015

A food manufacturing firm has been sentenced after an employee had two fingers severed in a workplace incident.

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Waste and recycling firm fined £100,000 after worker suffers multiple arm fractures

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Waste and recycling company F&R Cawley Limited has been prosecuted after a worker suffered serious fractures when his arm was dragged into the rollers of a moving conveyor belt. 

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International tyre firm fined after 17-year-old apprentice injured in lathe

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Tyre manufacturer Pirelli Tyres Limited has been prosecuted after a 17-year-old apprentice suffered serious injuries to his hands while using a metalwork lathe. 

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Hotel Chocolat in court after worker’s hand dragged into machine

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Chocolate manufacturer Hotel Chocolat has been prosecuted after a worker suffered serious hand and arm injuries whilst cleaning a machine tank.

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Company fined after worker injures hand

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

A Glasgow printing and packaging company has been sentenced after a worker’s hand was severely injured in machinery. 

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Cardboard manufacturer prosecuted after worker’s hand crushed

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

A cardboard manufacturer has been fined after an employee suffered horrific injuries to his hand when it was trapped between metal rollers superheated by steam.

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HSE releases injury and ill-health statistics 2014/15

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

The full statistical report and industry specific data can be found online.

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HSE issues health warning to the stone industry

Friday, October 23, 2015

The Health and Safety Executive is urging the stone industry to do more to protect workers’ health following findings of a recent inspection initiative in the south of England.

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