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£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 […]

£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 […]