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£57k fine for theme park after worker severed fingers on circular saw

A theme park has been fined £57,000 after an employee severed four fingers and his thumb using a circular saw. The accident happened at Twinlakes in Leicestershire when the maintenance worker was cutting wood. Northampton magistrates heard he had pressed stop when he finished, but caught his hand on the rotating blade.  The Health and Safety […]

Theme park fined £57,000 after worker loses four fingers and thumb

The operator of Twinlakes Family Theme Park at Melton Mowbray has been fined after one of its employees was badly injured whilst using a circular saw. Northampton Magistrates’ Court heard how the injured person was part of the maintenance team for the park. He was using a Wadkin circular saw. After cutting a piece of […]

Scaffolding company fined £50k+ for untrained forklift operator’s injuries

A scaffolding company must pay more than £50,000 after a workman sustained life-changing crush injuries when the forklift truck he was operating overturned, trapping him. The Whiterose Scaffolding employee’s internal injuries were so severe that he now lives with chronic pain and has significant mobility problems. The Leeds-based company, which notes on its website that […]

Pub fined over £25k after untrained teen chef suffered severe scalding from fryer

A Michelin-starred pub in Kenilworth, Warwickshire, has been fined after a teenage apprentice was scalded by cooking oil while he was cleaning part of the kitchen’s extractor fan. The 3 A Pub Company, trading as The Cross, pleaded guilty to breaching s 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work Act and has been fined […]

Waste company to pay over £50k after worker loses toes because he had no training

A waste management and recycling company was sentenced after an employee sustained serious injuries to his foot while adjusting a waste shredding machine. Chesterfield Magistrates Court Heard how an employee was adjusting the shredder to prevent the rotating teeth of the shredder catching on the mesh sieve on the bottom of the machine. While he was […]