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Printing company employee suffers severe hand injuries due to inadequate guarding

A printing company has been fined after an employee suffered a crush injury whilst cleaning machinery. Northampton Magistrates’ Court heard how the employee was cleaning a rotating roller at a site in Kettering. The roller was on a production line that makes padded envelopes. The cloth the worker was using got caught and she was […]

Removed machine guarding leads to worker losing an arm and being paralysed

Forterra Building Products Limited has been fined after a worker had his left arm amputated and was left paralysed from the chest down after being drawn into machinery. Burnley Magistrates’ Court heard how Eddie Ely, a chargehand with Forterra Building Products Ltd was working with a group of colleagues to remove a blockage and spillage […]

£200,000 fine for East Yorkshire company after worker loses left arm

Transportation and storage company, H Walton Ltd, was sentenced today for safety breaches after a worker suffered injuries leading to the loss of his left arm. Leeds Magistrates’ court heard how a lorry driver was delivering wheat to Low Newstead Farm in Ripon when it tipped onto the floor of a shed through the open […]

Employee’s foot crushed by stock retrieval system’s 800 kg lift

An employee who was part of a team replacing sensors on an online shopping distribution centre’s automated storage retrieval system (ASRS) lift had to have two toes partially amputated when the lift dropped, trapping his foot. Although the team had activated the emergency stop circuit and assumed this would prevent the machine operating as work […]