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Category: Equipment at work

Derbyshire employer prosecuted after worker severs thumb

Thursday, September 18, 2014

The owner of a Derbyshire firm that specialises in refurbishing precision machining tools, has been fined for safety breaches after a worker severed a thumb while lifting a heavy component.

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Timber firm in court after worker’s finger amputated

Thursday, September 11, 2014

A Lincolnshire timber company has been fined after an agency worker lost the top of his finger in an unguarded machine.

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Exploding vessel leads to court for carpet company and engineering inspection firm

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

A Kidderminster carpet company and a Surrey-based firm have been fined after a large pressure vessel, in which carpet fibres are dyed and processed, exploded, propelling the vessel’s quarter-tonne lid six metres into the air.

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Enfield firm in court after faking safety record

Thursday, September 4, 2014

A North London meat wholesalers has been sentenced for operating a fault-ridden forklift truck and trying to deceive safety inspectors by forging a positive examination report on the vehicle.

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Safety of pinspotter / pinsetter machines in bowling alleys: technical information

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

HSE has publicly made available this technical information concerning the safety of pinspotter/pinsetter machines since February 2008, publishing it as part of the Local Authority Circular LAC 47-20 on the website since June 2009. Now that LAC 47-20 has been withdrawn this web page reproduces that technical information, updated where necessary for safety.

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Safety of pinsetter / pinspotter machines in bowling centres

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Pinspotters or pinsetters are machinery used to automatically set and clear free-standing pins in ten pin bowling centres. Traditionally these machines have had very little guarding and both machine attendants and the public may be at risk of significant or fatal injury because many installations remain unguarded.

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Proposals to amend safety of pressure systems ACOP

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Public consultation runs from 1 September to 13 October 2014 – have your say on the revised version of the ACOP relating to the Pressure Systems Safety Regulations 2000 – L122 (PSSR ACOP). The consultation asks specific questions on the new format of the ACOP.

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Disqualified director and accomplice sentenced over worker death and company deception

Friday, August 29, 2014

A Hampshire businessman, who was disqualified from being a company director, was today jailed for serious fraud and safety offences. A second businessman was given a suspended prison sentence for similar offences.

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Workers’ health put at risk by Hampshire firm

Friday, August 29, 2014

A Hampshire manufacturer has appeared in court after allowing the health of employees to be put at risk.

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Cannock scaffolder in court over worker’s fractured skull

Thursday, August 28, 2014

A West Midlands scaffolder has received a four month prison sentence suspended for 12 months and ordered to pay compensation of £2,500, after a construction worker suffered a fractured skull when a pulley wheel fell seven metres and struck his head. 

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Public consultation on revised lifting equipment ACOP

Thursday, August 21, 2014

The proposed amends will make the understanding and use of the document easier, particularly with clarifying which equipment is subject to the provisions of the regulations and the role of the competent person. Have your say – consultation runs from 20 August to 14 October 2014.

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Food firm fined for worker’s injuries

Friday, August 15, 2014

A food company has been fined after an agency worker lost the tips of two fingers in unguarded machinery at a Newport bakery. 

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Worker badly burned after firm ignores safety risks

Thursday, August 14, 2014

A West Yorkshire company has been fined after a worker was severely burned in a flashover during hot-cutting work at the Fox’s Biscuits factory in Batley.

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Shropshire farmer in court after worker trapped in machinery

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

An Ellesmere arable farmer has received a conditional discharge after a worker suffered serious arm, head and back injuries while unblocking a grain drying machine. 

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Timber firm fined after worker crushed by tree

Monday, August 11, 2014

A Herefordshire timber firm has been fined after a worker was crushed against a machine by a tree trunk. 

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Gloucestershire town council fined for worker’s injuries

Monday, August 4, 2014

A council has been fined after a worker was thrown from an overturned mower while cutting grass in Gloucestershire. 

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Essex company in court after massive chemical spill

Friday, August 1, 2014

An Essex company has been fined after four of its chemical storage tanks failed and spilled 150 tonnes of hazardous material.

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Safety notice – Preventing entrapment in plastics rotational moulding ovens

Monday, July 28, 2014

This safety notice is about the risks of entrapment where there is whole body access into rotational moulding ovens during maintenance or other machine interventions.

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Essex farming company fined after trailer death

Friday, July 25, 2014

A Southminster farmers’ co-operative has been sentenced after a worker was killed when the tailgate of a hydraulic trailer fell and struck him across the neck.

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Worker’s jaw shattered after Kent firm neglects safety

Friday, July 25, 2014

A Kent recycling firm has been prosecuted after an employee had his jaw shattered into ‘pieces like cornflakes’ when he was hit by a piece of plastic pipe ejected from a bandsaw.

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