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£25k fine for waste company after worker suffers crush injuries

A waste and recycling company has been fined after an employee suffered a broken arm and crush injuries whilst carrying out maintenance work at a site in, Llandow, Vale of Glamorgan. Cardiff Magistrates’ Court heard how, an employee was tracking a running conveyor when his arm became entangled between the conveyor belt and the roller, […]

£33k fine after lack of guarding led to worker’s severe crush injuries

Aggregate company MJB Excavations and Plant Hire Ltd has been sentenced for safety breaches after a worker suffered crush injuries to his arm. Leeds Magistrates court heard how, Josh Mathieson, 22, was operating an EXTEC 5000 turbo screen 3-way split machine on North Dean Business Park, Halifax, West Yorkshire, when his arm became trapped between […]

Inadequate training and risk assessments lead to worker being crushed

A Warrington engineering fabrication company has been sentenced after a worker suffered severe crush injuries when a metal frame he was moving toppled from a fork lift truck. Liverpool Magistrates’ Court heard how, the employee of J L Engineering (Rixton) Ltd, together with another worker, was moving a trestle frame using a fork lift truck […]

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 […]