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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 […]

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 […]