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Engineering company fined after apprentice left seriously-injured

An engineering company has been fined after an apprentice was seriously-injured by a lathe. Kilmarnock Sheriff Court heard how in Stewarton, Ayrshire, the safety interlocks of a CNC lathe were overridden to allow an apprentice to operate a machine with the doors open meaning he was exposed to dangerous moving parts. The apprentice was left […]

Director jailed and Liverpool company fined after worker killed

A Liverpool-based waste and recycling company has been fined and its director has been jailed after the death of a 39-year-old worker. Gaskell’s (North West) Limited and Jonathan Gaskell were sentenced both for their part in the death of Polish national Zbigniew Galka, and for continuing to operate the same baling machine in a dangerous […]

Haulage company fined £200k after driver loses arm in auger interlock failure

An animal feed supplier that failed to ensure its delivery lorry was in good repair, has been fined after a driver sustained “life-changing” injuries that led to his arm being amputated. The accident occurred when a safety interlock failed, allowing the driver to come into contact with the truck-mounted auger conveyor – a rotating mechanism […]