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Category: Equipment at work

Tameside firm in court over dangerous saws

Friday, December 5, 2014

A Tameside gate manufacturer has been fined £10,000 after it ignored a formal warning about installing guards on two circular saws.

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Safety warning to farmers

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Farmers are being urged to take extra care following the conclusion of a fatal accident inquiry into the tragic death of Lauder farmer, Jim Sharp earlier this year.

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Surrey laundry firm fined after woman loses fingers

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

A Woking laundry company has appeared in court after an employee lost four fingers when her hand was drawn into a poorly-guarded ironing machine.

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Edinburgh firm fined after worker blinded in one eye

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

An Edinburgh firm has been prosecuted for safety failings after a worker was severely injured and left blind in one eye when he was struck by a piece of high tensile wire.

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Steel firm fined after worker seriously injured

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

A worker had to have three toes amputated after his foot was crushed beneath a 300kg press die as he moved it from the bed of the press he was working on, a court has heard.

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Consett firm prosecuted after trainee injured

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

A Consett firm has been fined after a worker was injured when he became trapped between the basket of a cherrypicker and a steel rail during a construction project in Newcastle.

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Firms fined after worker suffers multiple injuries

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Two companies have been fined after a lorry driver suffered multiple injuries whilst loading his lorry.

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L114 – Safe use of woodworking machinery: ACOP and guidance (2nd edition)

Friday, November 28, 2014

This publication is aimed at anyone who has responsibility for the safe use of woodworking machinery and includes tasks involving wood, corkboard, fibreboard and composite materials. Since the last edition, the guidance material has been revised and updated and small changes made to some ACOP paragraphs to clarify and update information.

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L112 – Safe use of power presses: ACOP and guidance (2nd edition)

Friday, November 28, 2014

This publication is aimed at anyone who has responsibility for the safe use of power presses. Since the last edition, the guidance material has been revised and simplified and small changes made to the ACOP material to clarify and update information.

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L22 – Safe use of work equipment: ACOP and guidance (4th edition)

Friday, November 28, 2014

This publication sets out what is needed to comply with the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998. Since the last edition, the guidance material has been revised and updated, and small changes made to some ACOP paragraphs to clarify and update information. This edition updates references to legislation and links to further guidance.

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Baking firm fined after worker injured

Thursday, November 27, 2014

The 41-year-old, of Hebburn, South Tyneside, was attempting to identify a fault on a hot tin slat conveyor belt at Warburtons’ premises on the Newburn Industrial Estate when the incident happened on 22 October 2013. 

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Contractor’s safety failings led to employee’s life-changing injuries

Thursday, November 27, 2014

A Melksham construction company has been prosecuted after a crane operator suffered an electric shock when the equipment he was using came into contact with overhead power lines.

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Furniture manufacturer sentenced over worker’s hand injury

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Furniture manufacturer Ercol has been fined for safety failings after an employee suffered severe injuries when his hand was caught in poorly-guarded machinery.

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Company fined after worker scalded

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

A Hartlepool-based food ingredients company has been fined after an employee was scalded by hot cleaning solution whilst working on an industrial cooking vessel.

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Fine for Rotherham company over worker’s severed fingers

Monday, November 24, 2014

A Rotherham manufacturing firm has been prosecuted for safety breaches after an employee’s fingers were crushed and severed in an unguarded machine.

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Construction firm in court over worker’s multiple injuries

Friday, November 21, 2014

A Glasgow-based construction company has been fined for serious safety failings after a worker was severely injured when he was crushed under nearly two tonnes of plasterboard.

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Property developer and builder in court over death at construction site

Friday, November 21, 2014

A Middlesex property development firm and a Buckinghamshire contractor have been ordered to pay a total of over £180,000 for safety failings after a worker was killed whilst driving a dumper truck during construction works at a former military base in Buckinghamshire.

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Laundry fined after teen worker was trapped in machine

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

A Shropshire laundry company has been prosecuted for serious safety breaches after a teenage worker suffered severe injuries when he became trapped in machinery.

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Bakery firm in court after worker’s hand injury

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

The UK branch of a Swedish farming group has been fined after an employee suffered serious cuts to his fingers while cleaning a machine at its pastry manufacturing site in Bedford.

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Unguarded danger at East Yorkshire firm

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

A chemical company in East Yorkshire has been prosecuted after an employee lost the ends of three fingers in an unguarded part of a machine collecting calcium oxide dust.

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