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Category: Equipment at work

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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Powys County Council fined for safety failings

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Powys County Council has been prosecuted after an employee was seriously injured at its public services’ depot in Ystradgynlais.

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Former Hull firm in court after drama on stage

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

A former Hull company has been prosecuted after a worker was hit by a toppling metal column as the stage was being prepared for the popular Classics in the Park festival in East Yorkshire.

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Northumberland firm in court after worker loses two fingers

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

A sawmill worker was left with a permanent impairment after his right hand was severely damaged when he caught it on an unguarded saw blade, a court has heard.

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Stalybridge firm fined after half tonne car drops on mechanic

Friday, February 28, 2014

A vehicle salvage firm in Stalybridge has been fined over multiple safety failings after a car weighing more than half a tonne fell from a forklift truck, crushing a young mechanic underneath.

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Firm sentenced for serious safety breaches

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

A London firm has been ordered to pay more than £250,000 in fines and costs for safety failings after a worker was killed by a large concrete beam during a dangerous lifting operation in strong winds at a hospital construction site in Essex.

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Burnley bakery fined after worker loses fingertips in pasty machine

Thursday, February 20, 2014

A Burnley bakery has appeared in court after an employee had the tips of two fingers chopped off by a pasty-making machine.

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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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