Factory fined £200k for night-shift worker death
A Manchester-based factory failed to identify the dangers posed by modifications it made to a machine, which was subsequently involved in a fatality.
Reading Crown Court heard that a night-shift worker died when he was trapped in a machine at Duco International Ltd’s factory in Slough, Berkshire. Mitesh Prashar was operating an automatic inspection machine, which checks the quality of rolls of rubber and cloth printing blanket before delivery to customers. The blanket moves through the machine from one reel to another via a photographic unit, which checks the fabric for flaws.€
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