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Category: Equipment at work

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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Repairs to fork arms of fork-lift trucks

Monday, February 3, 2014

This guidance provides information regarding the repair of fork arms of fork-lift trucks (FLT), and alerts all to certain bad practices which may cause FLT arms to fail.

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Packaging specialist fined for guarding failings

Thursday, January 30, 2014

The UK division of a global packaging company has been fined for safety failings after a long-serving worker lost a finger in an unguarded chain on a machine.

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Company fined after worker loses finger in unguarded machine

Thursday, January 30, 2014

A Birmingham company that manufactures components for the roofing and cladding industry has been fined after an employee had to have part of his finger amputated when it was crushed in an unguarded machine.

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Firm fined after worker loses thumb and finger

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

A County Durham-based timber processing and haulage firm has been fined for putting workers at risk after an employee’s hand was badly injured by a poorly guarded saw.

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Firm in court after worker loses lower leg

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

An engineering firm has been fined after a worker’s lower leg was badly crushed in an unguarded machine.

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Safety failings led to worker’s serious hand injury

Monday, January 27, 2014

A Hengoed-based company has been sentenced after an employee’s left hand was crushed when it was drawn into a two centimetre gap between the rollers of a printing machine.

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Leeds firm in court after trainee’s electric shock

Friday, January 24, 2014

A Leeds firm has been fined for safety failings after a trainee technician needed skin grafts after receiving an electric shock while using unsafe testing equipment.

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Essex firm in court after two workers injured within weeks

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

An Essex-based hi-tech manufacturer has been fined after two workers were injured in separate incidents in the space of six weeks.

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Farm partnership fined after worker sustains critical injuries in fall

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

A Suffolk farming business has been fined after a worker was seriously injured in a fall from height during a dangerous lifting operation.The 67 year-old from Woodbridge, who does not want to be named, broke a shoulder blade, fractured seven ribs, chip…

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Firm sentenced after teenage apprentice crushed to death

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

A Sunderland-based marine engineering firm has been sentenced for safety failings after a teenage apprentice was crushed and killed by a piece of machinery weighing almost a tonne.

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Devon firm fined after man seriously injured at recycling plant

Monday, January 20, 2014

A Devon company has been fined after a man was seriously injured by a reversing vehicle at a recycling centre in Exeter.#

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RR1000 – Inadvertent operation of controls in excavator plant – insight, analysis and recommendations for prevention by design

Monday, January 20, 2014

There is extensive anecdotal information available which suggests that inadvertent operation of controls (IOOC) on excavators is a significant issue. This study was commissioned by HSE to gather evidence in the form of views, experiences and perceptions of both excavator operators, and subject matter experts working for both manufacturers and for a major training provider.

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Lack of safety puts vehicle rescue firm in court

Friday, January 17, 2014

A vehicle recovery firm in Hull has been prosecuted after a mechanic suffered a serious back injury when a seven-tonne lorry fell from a jack and trapped him underneath.

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Norfolk sawmill sentenced over worker’s hand injury

Thursday, January 16, 2014

A Norfolk sawmill has been fined for safety failings after a teenage worker suffered serious injuries to his hand when it was dragged into unguarded machinery.

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