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Plastics manufacturer fined after employee’s arm was pulled into machine.

A company, which manufactures self-adhesive vinyl and other coated plastic films has been fined after an employee’s hand became caught between two driven rollers and was pulled into the machine. Newport Magistrates’ Court heard how an employee of Kay Premium Marking Films Limited was attempting to clean glue off a roller within the slitter machine. […]

Company fined after worker has arm amputated following entanglement in machine

Agricultural machines manufacturer Superior Machines Ltd was fined for safety breaches, after a 68-year-old worker suffered life threatening injuries when he became entangled on a manual lathe. York Magistrates’ Court heard that, the worker became entangled on either the rotating workpiece or the chuck as it rotated. He sustained extensive injuries including a punctured lung, […]

Worker impaled when using wrong steps to clean ovens

Country Style Foods Ltd were sentenced for safety breaches after a worker was impaled upon a set of ‘airline’ style steps. Leeds Magistrates’ Court heard that, the employee was working at height on a set of steps to reach and clean the top oven in a stack of horizontal ovens. He slipped whilst on the […]

£120k fine for chemical company after ladder fails

Vertellus Specialties UK Limited has today been fined after an employee fell two metres from a ladder and suffered a serious elbow injury. Carlisle Magistrates’ Court heard that at the company’s site in Northside, Workington, an employee was using a ladder to inspect a steam leak at height when the ladder failed and the employee […]