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Sawmill firm sentenced after serious hand injury

A company has been fined £20,000 after a worker was seriously injured when his hand came into contact with a rotating bandsaw blade, due to insufficient safety measures. Blackpool Magistrates’ court heard how, the employee was working on a multi-head bandsaw machine at P Irving & Sons Ltd sawmill in Carnforth, when the pipes supplying […]

Broadcast December 2020

Welcome to this month’s Broadcast, where we have a message from one of our Directors and updates from our HR, Compliance and Health & Safety teams. Well, that wasn’t quite the 20th year in business we were expecting! Buying a new company in February before heading into a lockdown in March certainly wasn’t in the business […]

A stark warning about the danger of wearing gloves when using certain equipment

L.S. Starrett Company Limited, a precision tool manufacturer, has been fined after an employee’s index finger was severed and his thumb deeply lacerated in an incident involving a radial arm drilling machine. Jedburgh Sheriff Court heard that, the hole saw operator was using a radial arm drilling machine when his glove became entangled, resulting in […]