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Category: Equipment at work

Scrap metal firm in court over worker’s severe forklift injuries

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

A scrap metal firm and its director have been fined after a Manchester worker suffered severe injuries to his left arm when it became stuck in a forklift truck.

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HSE to prosecute film company after Star Wars incident

Thursday, February 11, 2016

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has today informed Foodles Production (UK) Ltd that it will be prosecuted over an incident in which actor Harrison Ford was seriously injured during the filming of Star Wars: The Forces Awakens.

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Firm fined after operator injured in “Binder” press

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

An Oxford based company who supply heating equipment has been fined after a worker suffered injuries to his fingers in a hydraulic press.

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Firm fined after operator injured in bagging machine

Thursday, February 4, 2016

A company who grow and package salads have been fined after an employee lost the tips of two fingers in a bagging machine.

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Safety notice – Use of barrier glands in potentially explosive atmospheres to meet IEC 60079-14:2013 (edition 5)

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

The current International Standard allows the use of a ‘standard’ Ex certified flameproof gland as opposed to a Ex certified ‘barrier gland’ without the requirement to apply the previous flowchart used in the British Standard. There is evidence this approach creates a fire and explosion risk. This notice provides information on what action to take.

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Worker’s legs crushed by concrete table tennis tables

Friday, January 29, 2016

A Manchester table tennis table manufacturer has been fined after an employee’s legs were crushed when four one-ton concrete tables toppled over.

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Company fined after worker injured in boat hatch incident

Thursday, January 28, 2016

A Hampshire based boat company has been fined for safety failings after one of their contracted boat builders was left unconscious for 10 minutes when a hydraulic engine hatch closed on him.

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Firm fined for safety failings after worker fell from dumper truck

Thursday, January 28, 2016

A civil engineering company was fined after a worker fell from his dumper truck suffering a fracture to his spine.

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Staffordshire firm fined after worker loses arm

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

A Staffordshire farming firm has been sentenced for safety failings after a Polish worker had to have his arm amputated when it was caught in the rollers of a potato grading machine.

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Waste recycling firm fined after worker injured

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

A London-based waste recycling company, specialising in the recycling of metal, has been fined for safety failings after a worker was seriously injured whilst replacing a seal on a scrap metal baling ram.

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West Midlands Police fined over officer injury

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

The Office of Chief Constable of West Midlands Police has been sentenced for a health and safety offence after a serving officer was injured while disposing of weaponry.

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Major construction firm fined £1million after death of worker

Monday, January 25, 2016

Construction firm Balfour Beatty has been fined after a worker lost his life whilst repairing a central reservation barrier damaged in a road traffic collision.

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Firm fined after worker suffered fatal crush injuries

Monday, January 25, 2016

Clydeport Operations Limited (Clydeport) of Glasgow, has been fined for safety failings after a worker suffered fatal crush injuries at their Hunterston Coal Terminal site in Ayrshire.

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Port operator fined after worker injured by capstan

Thursday, January 21, 2016

An Essex maritime terminal worker suffered serious injury after his arm became wrapped around a powered capstan, while mooring an ocean-going vessel.

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Firm fined after operator injured rethreading shrink wrap machine

Thursday, January 21, 2016

A company who produce household cleaning products have been fined after an employee suffered serious burns when rethreading a shrink wrap machine.

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Machinery series: Machinery risk assessment essentials – Buxton, 23 February 2016

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

This training course gives delegates practical hands-on experience of conducting a machinery risk assessment using structured techniques.

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Farm company fined after worker electrocuted

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

A farming company in Cornwall has been fined £75,000 after a worker was electrocuted.

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Firm sentenced after worker loses hand in machine

Monday, January 18, 2016

A Manchester waste plastic recycling firm has been fined after an employee’s hand was severed when dragged into a granulator machine.

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Worker seriously injured in silo incident

Monday, January 18, 2016

A wheat and barley blending plant has been fined after a worker was seriously injured whilst unblocking wheat in a silo.

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Machinery series: PUWER – Buxton, 22 February 2016

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Covers those activities regulated by the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER) and provides delegates with a thorough knowledge of this legislation.

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