machine guarding


£1.2m fine follows arm amputation

Recycling company has been fined after an employee lost part of his arm in a conveyor belt. HSE found company failed to prevent access to dangerous machine. Read More

Unidentified risks led to severed fingers at cardboard manufacturer

A manufacturing company has been fined after a worker’s hand was damaged whilst carrying out machinery repairs. Read More

£1m fine following preventable death

Cemex UK Operations Limited has been fined £1m after a worker suffered fatal injuries when he was struck on the body by a centering machine lifting mast. Read More

Top 5 most read in September 2019

The most read fines and prosecution articles in September 2019 includes a 12 months sentence to a landscaping Director and £100,000 fine. Read More

Contour Showers: Machine blade cut through worker’s knuckle

A manufacturing company has been fined after a worker’s hand was caught in machinery. Read More

Manufacturing firm failed to maintain machine guarding

A dairy company has been fined after a worker's toe was crushed by an unguarded part of a yoghurt filling machine. Read More

Recycling worker death: Jail term for director after dangerous baling machine still in operation five years after death

Worker entered the baling chamber of the machine to clear a blockage of waste materials that had caused the machine to stop. The machine automatically activated, and he suffered haemorrhaging, shock and severe traumatic injury to both legs Read More

Unmaintained machine guards: Firm fined for repeated safety breaches

Employees had been exposed to the risk of serious injury because their radial arm drill was not fitted with an effective telescopic guard or trip device. Read More

Fine after machinery guarding failure leads to partial amputation of a finger

An agency worker at a haulage and waste processing business had his hand drawn into an in running nip on a waste sorting conveyor, while trying to clear a blockage beneath the belt. Read More

Piling contractor fined for neglecting safety

A specialist piling contractor has been fined £16,000 after it was found to be operating a powerful rig without a Read More



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