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Scrap metal company fined after worker loses four fingers

A scrap metal company has been fined for safety breaches after a worker lost parts of four fingers while operating poorly maintained machinery. On 27 March 2020, a man working for Infinity Metals Limited suffered amputations to multiple fingers while operating the machinery at Vickerdale Works, Arthur Street, Stanningley, Pudsey, Leeds. An investigation by the […]

Family-run company fined after member of public is crushed

A family-run plant hire company has been fined after a member of the public was crushed at its Cambridgeshire site. On 30 January 2020, a FDS (Cambridge) Ltd employee was moving and processing a stockpile of concrete and brick rubble using an excavator at the company’s site on Ely Road, Little Thetford, Ely, Cambridgeshire. A […]

Facilities management company fined £200k after an employee was crushed

Facilities management company, Totally Local Company Ltd, has been fined after an employee suffered serious injuries when they were crushed between a ride-on-roller and shipping container during footpath improvement works. Manchester Magistrates’ Court heard how,  an employee of Totally Local Company Ltd was seriously injured when a ride-on roller, driven by another employee, reversed into […]

Firm fined £120k after employee fatally crushed, despite previous safety warnings

A company, which manufactures adhesive tape, has been fined after a worker was fatally injured while operating a rewind slitting machine. Luton Magistrates Court heard how, Mr Brett Dolby was operating the machine, designed to cut a large roll of adhesive material into narrower rolls, when he was drawn into an in-running nip between a […]

Multiple safety failings at concrete manufacturer cause a worker fatality and another to be seriously injured

Concrete manufacturer Treanor Pujol Ltd has been sentenced for safety breaches following two separate incidents including the death of an employee and series injuries to a second worker. Health and Safety Executive (HSE) investigators also identified several electrical safety failings. Leeds Crown Court heard how Treanor employee Mathew Fulleylove, 30, was operating a mobile saw […]