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Lack of guarding and training lead to apprentice losing fingers

A manufacturing company has been fined after an apprentice’s hand was caught in machinery. Manchester Magistrates’ Court heard that, a 17-year-old apprentice, who had been working at Amber Industries Limited in Oldham for 18 months, was reaming work pieces using an unguarded pillar drill whilst wearing gloves. The glove on his right hand became entangled […]

Sawmill firm sentenced after serious hand injury

A company has been fined £20,000 after a worker was seriously injured when his hand came into contact with a rotating bandsaw blade, due to insufficient safety measures. Blackpool Magistrates’ court heard how, the employee was working on a multi-head bandsaw machine at P Irving & Sons Ltd sawmill in Carnforth, when the pipes supplying […]

Company fined after worker loses three fingers

A decorative panel manufacturing company was fined after a worker was injured when using an industrial saw. Leeds Magistrates’ Court heard how an employee of Laminated Products Limited was working alongside colleagues using a beam saw to cut sheets of MDF. When he reached into a hole in the fixed guarding, which he believed was […]