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No lock off procedure results in life changing crush injuries

A Devon based animal feed manufacturer has been fined after an employee’s hand was brutally crushed in a pellet press, leading to devastating, lifechanging injuries. Exeter Magistrates’ Court heard that 39-year old Ross Standen from South Molton was attempting to unblock a feed pellet press, which had been switched off, when the machine started up […]

West Sussex company fined after worker suffers serious crush injuries

Concrete wall blocks company Thakeham Tiles Ltd has been sentenced after a worker’s hand was crushed in an unguarded machine. Brighton Magistrates’ Court heard how an experienced worker was making concrete screen wall blocks at their site on Rock Road, West Sussex, when his hand became trapped and was crushed by the machine he was […]

£1.4m fine after worker suffers serious crush injuries on poultry slaughter line

A food processing company, 2 Sisters Food Group, has been sentenced after a worker was injured while unblocking a machine on the poultry slaughter line. Doncaster Magistrates’ Court heard how an employee of 2 Sisters Food Group Limited was attempting to clear a blockage on a conveying system at its Foxhills Industrial Estate site in […]

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 […]