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Category: Equipment at work

Cardboard firm in court over employee’s injuries

Thursday, October 24, 2013

A corrugated cardboard manufacturer has been fined after an employee’s arm was dragged into unguarded machinery at a factory in Ellesmere Port.

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Company fined after worker loses arm on dangerous conveyor

Thursday, October 24, 2013

A recycling company has been fined for safety failings after a worker lost his arm after trapping it between a roller and the belt of a moving conveyor at a site in North East London.

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Sawmill fined after worker’s arm trapped in machine

Friday, October 18, 2013

A Dumfries sawmill has been fined for safety failings after a worker suffered severe injuries to his arm when it became trapped in poorly guarded machinery.

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Food firm’s safety neglect led to woman’s injury

Thursday, October 17, 2013

An international food manufacturer has been fined after a production worker lost the tip of a finger in an unguarded dough-proving machine at a pizza factory in Harrow.

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Court case for Croydon company

Thursday, October 17, 2013

A Croydon company that builds truck bodies has been prosecuted after a worker’s leg was crushed by a pack of six-metre steel sheets weighing almost 4 tonnes when it slid and fell during unloading.

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Fruit company in court after three workers injured

Thursday, October 17, 2013

An Essex-based firm has been fined for repeated safety failings following three separate incidents in which workers were injured after becoming trapped in machinery.

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Transport firm owner sentenced following mechanic death

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

The owner of a Leicestershire transport company has been sentenced for safety failings after a mechanic was killed during a jacking operation.

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Packaging firm in court for guard failings

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

A packaging firm has been fined after a worker severed the tip of a finger on a machine where a safety guard had been deliberately disabled.

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Barking firm fined for saw guard failings

Friday, October 11, 2013

A Barking firm has been prosecuted for safety failings after an employee severed the tendons in his hand on an unguarded saw blade.

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Firm fined after worker crushed to death

Friday, October 11, 2013

A ship repair and conversion company has been ordered to pay £98,500 in fines and costs after a worker was crushed to death when an anchor weighing almost three tonnes toppled onto him in a dry dock at Teesport.

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South East London firm fined for skip move failings

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

A Bexley company has been fined after a forklift truck overturned during a risky and poorly planned operation to move and empty a skip.

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Bilston firm fined for worker leg crush injury

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

A Bilston shotblasting firm has been fined after a heavy vehicle chassis crushed a worker’s leg when it slipped from a forklift truck during a flawed lifting operation.

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Safety notice – Corrosion in trunnion supports of pipework containing hazardous substances

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

This safety notice describes the dangers of undetected corrosion in trunnion supports of pipework containing hazardous substances, in particular tubular trunnions fitted with an end cap, and the precautions necessary to ensure continued safe operation.

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Kebab company sentenced after worker suffers horrific injury

Thursday, October 3, 2013

An Essex kebab manufacturer has been fined for serious safety failings after a worker suffered horrific injuries to his hand when it became trapped in unguarded machinery.

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Wiltshire firm fined after child trapped by electric gates at Bournemouth school

Thursday, October 3, 2013

A Wiltshire company has been prosecuted for failing to install adequate safety devices on an electric gate that trapped a young child at a primary school in Bournemouth.

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Glossop metals firm in court over employee’s crane injuries

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

A Glossop-based metal manufacturer has appeared in court after an employee was injured when he was struck by a container as it swung from an overhead crane.

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Firm fined after worker’s fingers severed

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

A conveyor supplier has been fined after a worker severed three fingers in an unguarded machine.

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HSE unveils changes to reporting requirements

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has formally implemented changes to simplify the mandatory reporting of workplace injuries for businesses.

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Pig farmers in court after worker injured by falling hopper

Monday, September 30, 2013

A Teesside pig farming business has been fined for safety failings after a worker was struck and seriously injured by a feed hopper that fell from the forks of a loader.

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Machine safety – food for thought after worker loses finger tips

Monday, September 30, 2013

An East London firm that makes convenience food has been fined for safety failings after an agency worker lost the tips from four fingers as he tried to unblock a dicing machine.

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