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Welsh firm in court after woodworker loses arm

A Powys firm has been fined for serious safety failings after a woodworker had his right arm severed while clearing sawdust from underneath a circular saw. The worker was taken to hospital, where he remained for a month, but doctors were unable to successfully reattach his arm and he underwent an amputation below the elbow. […]
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Tyrrells fined after worker loses fingertip in fryer

Herefordshire crisp producer Tyrrells has been fined for safety failings after a worker lost part of a finger in the moving parts of a fryer, in November 2012. On 19 January Hereford Magistrates’ Court heard how the 35-year-old employee of Tyrrells Potato Crisps Ltd in Leominster was cleaning part of the machine when his finger […]
Chemical Hazards

Royal Mail fined for safety breaches

The Royal Mail has been prosecuted following an incident in January 2014 in which a worker suffered severe chemical burns to his leg while involved in a cleaning task at the company’s Hemel Hempstead site. It was heard at Watford Magistrates’ Court on 9 January that some cleaning liquid had leaked, causing a concentrated cleaning […]
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DHL sentenced after HGV driver is seriously injured at work

Domestic freight operation firm DHL has been sentenced at the Old Bailey for safety failings after an HGV driver was run over by his own vehicle at a depot in Bedfordshire. The prosecution followed an HSE investigation into the incident which showed that the company had failed to assess the risks associated with parking on uneven […]
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Asperlink fined £13,500 after ignoring safety advice

HSE has prosecuted a Hertfordshire-based paper company after a worker suffered multiple injuries when he was struck by a 3.2 tonne reel of paper at its premises in Essex in September 2013. The subsequent investigation found that the company had failed to act on advice from its own safety consultants for three consecutive years. Chelmsford […]
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JCB fined after worker sustains serious crush injuries

JC Bamford Excavators Ltd (JCB) has been fined after a worker was left with multiple injuries after being crushed during the assembly of a telescopic handler. The 56-year-old worker from Newcastle-under-Lyme fractured ten ribs, damaged the bones at the base of his spine, and injured his bladder and kidney in the incident on 3 June […]
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Two separate incidents result in severe injuries at a Newport company

Moonsys Technology Ltd (trading as Recovery Rollers) a Newport roller manufacturer, has been fined after two employees suffered life-changing injuries whilst operating rotating machinery, in two separate incidents in 2013. The first incident occurred on 18 April 2013. It was heard in court how Ross Powell-Morris, 32, from Oxwich, required amputation of his left arm […]
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