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Do you have a Health Surveillance System? Do your workers know about HAVS?

Saint-Gobain Construction Products UK Limited, a large foundry in Telford, has been fined after a number of its workers were diagnosed with hand arm vibration syndrome (HAVS). Newcastle-under-Lyme Magistrates’ Court heard how three employees, the earliest of which had used vibrating tools at the company since 1989, had developed and were subsequently diagnosed with HAVS […]

Inadequate training ends in worker losing arm in disc cutter accident

A construction company has been sentenced after a self-employed ground worker sustained life changing injuries in an incident involving a disc cutter. Truro Crown Court heard how, self-employed ground worker Morgan Prosser, contracted by MJL Contractors Limited, was working to complete ground works at a new building site near Bodmin, Cornwall. Mr Prosser was using […]

£100k fine after worker loses finger in conveyor

A livestock feed manufacturer has been fined after an employee’s fingers were severed by machinery at a Carlisle feed mill. Carlisle Magistrates’ Court heard how, a maintenance engineer was clearing rainwater in the pit when his gloved hand contacted the chain drive of a conveyor. The chain dragged his fingers into the nip where the […]

Recycling firm sentenced after employees trapped in trommel machine

A waste recycling firm, its director and site manager have been sentenced after an employee died and a second employee was seriously injured when they became trapped inside machinery. Durham Crown Court heard how, Simon Hogg and Raymond Garrett were operating a waste processing line at the Aycliffe Quarry site of Stonegrave Aggregates Ltd in […]