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£10k fine for company after security guard not in their employment loses fingers

A groundworks company has been fined after a security guard suffered serious hand injuries. Bristol Magistrates’ Court heard how at the site on Ableton Lane in Avonmouth, a plant driver employed by APK Earthmoving Limited requested the assistance of a security guard working for a separate company to remove a trailer from a bulldozer whilst […]

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 […]