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Category: Equipment at work

Workplace falls and dangerous machines top reasons for prosecutions

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Workplace falls and dangerous machines have been named as the two most common reasons for companies being prosecuted over health and safety breaches in the North West.

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County Durham firm in court after worker loses leg

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

An agency worker was left with life-changing injuries when his leg had to be amputated after he was crushed between a moving vehicle and a water tank.

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Waste firm prosecuted after worker severs fingers in machinery

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Biffa Waste Services Ltd has been fined for safety breaches after a Derby agency worker lost the tips of two fingers in unguarded machinery.

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Company in court after apprentice loses finger

Thursday, April 3, 2014

A Northumberland company has been fined after a worker’s left hand was crushed in machinery leading to the amputation of one of his fingers.

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Staff exposed to danger by East Yorkshire company

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

A Hull-based company, which operates worldwide, has been prosecuted for neglecting the safety of its staff after an agency worker had an arm crushed when it was dragged into a machine.

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Lancashire recycling firm fined over worker’s injuries

Monday, March 31, 2014

A young worker almost lost his arm when it became trapped in machinery at a recycling plant in Lancashire, a court has heard.

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Proposals to amend PUWER ACOPs

Monday, March 31, 2014

This is a review of the approved codes of practice (ACOP) on the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER) (L22); Safe Use of Power Presses (L112) and Safe Use of Woodworking Equipment (L114), with the aim of removing time-limited material and simplifying text. Consultation runs from 31 March to 23 May 2014.

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Firm fined for workers’ injuries tackling fire

Friday, March 28, 2014

Two workers suffered burns, one seriously, when hot material from an industrial drier hit them as they tried to tackle a fire at a factory in South Wales, a court has heard.

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Contractor fined after worker is crushed by falling steelwork

Friday, March 21, 2014

A plant hire and dismantling company has been sentenced for safety failings after a worker suffered life changing injuries when steelwork he was dismantling collapsed on top of him.

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Dorset machining company fined after employee suffers bruising

Thursday, March 20, 2014

A Ferndown-based machined components and engineering company has been prosecuted for failing to guard dangerous parts of machinery after a worker was struck and injured by a metal clamp and workpiece.

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Staffordshire firm prosecuted after worker fractures skull

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

A Staffordshire company that makes copper products for the power industry has been fined after a worker suffered life-changing injuries when he was hit on the head by a metal peg.

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Court action for textile firm over employee’s crushed fingers

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

A West Yorkshire textile firm has been prosecuted for safety failings after a Huddersfield woman was left with lasting hand damage when her fingers were crushed in a yarn processing machine.

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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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