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Category: Equipment at work

Food safety neglect leaves costly aftertaste for Kent firm

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

A Kent-based international food manufacturer has been prosecuted for safety failings after a worker’s hand was trapped by a sealing machine.

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Caravan firm in court after worker injured in fall

Monday, March 17, 2014

A caravan firm has been fined after a maintenance engineer was injured in a fall from height while renovating a caravan at its premises in Silsoe, Bedfordshire.

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Welwyn Garden City firm fined after worker’s injury

Friday, March 14, 2014

A Welwyn Garden City manufacturing firm has been prosecuted after an agency worker suffered a hand injury whilst clearing a blockage on a poorly-guarded palletiser machine.

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Stafford firm in court after worker’s arm caught in machine

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

A ceiling company has been fined for serious safety breaches after a worker required skin grafts on his arm which had been caught in machinery.

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Powder coating firm in court after worker’s hand injury

Monday, March 10, 2014

A Bedfordshire-based powder coating firm has been fined after an employee suffered serious hand injuries when lifting equipment failed at the company premises in Leighton Buzzard.

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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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Powys County Council fined for safety failings

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Powys County Council has been prosecuted after an employee was seriously injured at its public services’ depot in Ystradgynlais.

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Former Hull firm in court after drama on stage

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

A former Hull company has been prosecuted after a worker was hit by a toppling metal column as the stage was being prepared for the popular Classics in the Park festival in East Yorkshire.

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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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Stalybridge firm fined after half tonne car drops on mechanic

Friday, February 28, 2014

A vehicle salvage firm in Stalybridge has been fined over multiple safety failings after a car weighing more than half a tonne fell from a forklift truck, crushing a young mechanic underneath.

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Firm sentenced for serious safety breaches

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

A London firm has been ordered to pay more than £250,000 in fines and costs for safety failings after a worker was killed by a large concrete beam during a dangerous lifting operation in strong winds at a hospital construction site in Essex.

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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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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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Farmworker disabled after being crushed under falling hay bales

Friday, February 14, 2014

A part-time farm worker was left permanently disabled after being crushed by two straw bales that fell on him as he tried to remove them from a seven-metre stack at a farm in North Yorkshire.

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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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Security company sentenced for generator death failings

Friday, February 14, 2014

A security company has been fined for safety failings after a lone working security guard was killed by carbon monoxide fumes from a petrol generator.

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Nottinghamshire cold storage company in court after injuries to several workers

Thursday, February 13, 2014

A Nottinghamshire cold storage firm has been fined £40,000 for separate health and safety failings after one worker was injured by falling equipment and several others developed a disabling condition of the nerves and joints.

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