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£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 […]

Company fined after agency worker injured on waste conveyor

A haulage and waste processing business has been fined after an agency worker’s hand was drawn into an in running nip on a waste sorting conveyor. Telford Magistrates Court heard how an 18-year-old agency worker was trying to clear a blockage beneath a waste conveyor belt. He reached in with his hand to remove the […]

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 […]