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Lack of bed rail assessment lead to nursing home resident’s leg amputation

A nursing home has been fined after a resident’s leg was repeatedly trapped in a bed rail. Merthyr Tydfil Magistrates’ Court heard how, a resident at Crosfield House Limited in Rhayader was admitted to hospital when her leg, which had repeatedly been trapped between her mattress and the bed rail, became discoloured and cold to […]

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 […]

£90k fine for paper making company after employee suffers finger amputations

Plymouth based West Design Products Ltd, who manufacture and edit craft paper for retail, including printing, punching and cutting, has been sentenced after a worker suffered serious injuries when her hand was caught in machinery. Plymouth Magistrates’ Court heard that 22-year-old employee Charlotte Sargent was working on a paper punching machine at West Design Products […]

£133,000 fine after multiple health and safety failures resulted in worker’s amputations

 Leicestershire based aluminium extrusion company has been fined after an employee suffered serious hand and leg injuries. Leicester Magistrates’ Court heard how an employee of Boal UK Limited and four others were carrying out maintenance work to an aluminium extrusion machine. They were placing a new stem in place using a chain mesh sling. The […]

£1.275 million fine for recycling plant after key system was overridden

A waste recycling company has been fined after an employee lost part of his arm in a conveyor belt. Lincoln Crown Court heard that the employee of Mid-UK Recycling Ltd was working as a line operator in the building known as Unit 4 MRF (Material Recovery Facility). On the morning of the incident, blockages had occurred on […]