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£57k fine for theme park after worker severed fingers on circular saw

A theme park has been fined £57,000 after an employee severed four fingers and his thumb using a circular saw. The accident happened at Twinlakes in Leicestershire when the maintenance worker was cutting wood. Northampton magistrates heard he had pressed stop when he finished, but caught his hand on the rotating blade.  The Health and Safety […]

West Sussex company fined after worker suffers serious crush injuries

Concrete wall blocks company Thakeham Tiles Ltd has been sentenced after a worker’s hand was crushed in an unguarded machine. Brighton Magistrates’ Court heard how an experienced worker was making concrete screen wall blocks at their site on Rock Road, West Sussex, when his hand became trapped and was crushed by the machine he was […]

£1.4m fine after worker suffers serious crush injuries on poultry slaughter line

A food processing company, 2 Sisters Food Group, has been sentenced after a worker was injured while unblocking a machine on the poultry slaughter line. Doncaster Magistrates’ Court heard how an employee of 2 Sisters Food Group Limited was attempting to clear a blockage on a conveying system at its Foxhills Industrial Estate site in […]

Heavy fines after landscape gardener seriously injured in fall

Two companies have been fined after a landscape gardener suffered serious injuries following a fall. Southwark Crown Court heard how, on 24 July 2013, a team of landscape gardeners were working on a traffic island at the Mayfair Car Park, Park Lane, London, when a member of the team, who was aged 29, stood on […]

£90k fine for exposing workers to HAVS for 10 years

A train refurbishment company has today been sentenced after exposing workers to hand arm vibration syndrome (HAVS). Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court heard how Faiveley Transport Tamworth Limited exposed its workers to uncontrolled and unrestrained exposure to vibrating tools from 2005 to 2015 at their Amington site in Tamworth. Company employees used a number of vibrating tools […]