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Plastics manufacturer fined for death of worker

Peterborough Crown Court heard how a 23-year-old agency worker from Lithuania was working in a print room for Gordon Leach, who trades as RGE Engineering Company.

On the day of the incident, the worker entered the printing machine to apply thinners to the ink when the machine started. Her head was crushed between the printing pads and the printing table of the machine, fatally injuring her.

An investigation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) into the incident found that there was no effective system of guarding to the machine and the incident could have been prevented.

Gordon Leach (trading as RGE Engineering Company), of The Avenue, Godmanchester, Cambridgeshire, pleaded guilty to breaching Regulation 11(1) of the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 and was given a 15 month sentence, suspended for 24 months, was fined £7,500 and was ordered to pay full costs of £45,000.

Added: 27-05-2016
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