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Worker suffers crush injuries after jumping into unguarded hopper

An Alness-based company has today been fined after an operative sustained severe injuries after falling 2-3 metres into a compactor chamber and a ram crushed his legs. Tain Sheriff Court heard how an employee was attempting to clear a blockage in a infeed hopper by use of a wooden bar, while the machine was in […]

Two companies fined over £700k after worker is fatally crushed at paper mill

Two companies have been fined after a worker suffered fatal crush injuries when he was struck by a shovel loader. Mold Magistrates Court heard how a 29-year-old employee of C M Downton (Haulage Contractors) Ltd was fatally crushed when he was struck from behind by a Volvo shovel loader whilst working at UPM-Kymmene (UK) Limited’s […]

£40k fine for Local Authority after worker’s leg crushed by refuse vehicle

Pendle Borough Council has been fined after a worker’s leg was crushed by a refuse collection vehicle. Burnley Magistrates’ Court heard how Dominic Allen, a labourer with Pendle Borough Council, was struck by a large refuse vehicle whilst at work in Nelson, Lancashire. At the time of the incident, three refuse vehicles were in the […]

Two companies heavily fined after worker crushed during lifting operation

Two companies have been fined following the death of a 37-year-old worker, Andrew Bowes. Preston Crown Court heard how Mr Bowes, a metal fabricator employed by Larkin Eng Services Ltd, died while working at the company’s premises on Meeting Industrial Estate in Barrow in Furness. Larkin Eng Services Ltd had contracted Cumbria Design Scaffold Ltd […]

£80k fine for yarn company after worker suffered severe crush injuries

A West Yorkshire-based company has been sentenced for safety breaches after a worker suffered serious injuries whilst working on a spinning machine. Leeds Magistrates’ Court heard how a worker at Spectrum Yarns Ltd was changing worn aprons on a spinning machine and attempting to retrieve a suction pipe that had fallen back into the machine. […]