Working with machinery


Company fined after worker suffers serious crush injuries

Leeds and Bradford Boiler Co Ltd has been sentenced for safety breaches after a worker broke his upper arm and suffered crush injuries to his lower arm in a workplace incident. Read More

Abrasive materials and certain chemicals can ‘shorten the life of important components’

Is your site damaging your equipment? CFTS warns that work equipment used for heavy-duty operations may require more frequent Thorough Examinations than owners think. Read More

Firm sentenced after employee suffers finger amputations

A paper making company has been fined after a 22-year-old employee had her fingers crushed, leading to the partial amputation of both her middle and index finger on her left hand. Read More

Firm fined £310,000 after workers’ fingers amputated

A meat processing firm has been fined after two workers had their fingers amputated by machines. Read More

Tile manufacturer fined after employee suffered serious injuries

A tile manufacturing firm has been fined £10,000 after a worker suffered three broken bones in his arm and crush injuries to his forearm when he was drawn into the in-running nip of a conveyor tail drum. Read More

Statutory inspections during COVID-19 – Director’s briefing

The COVID-19 pandemic has introduced a range of challenges for businesses with many restrictions on normal operations. This may include difficulty of getting support from contractors in carrying out statutory inspections, examinations and test of plant and equipment or the need to close premises. Read More

Machine maintenance task was missing risk assessment

A Leicestershire based aluminium extrusion company has been fined after an employee suffered serious hand and leg injuries. Read More

Worker’s leg crushed after external consultant’s advice was ignored

A packaging manufacturing company has been sentenced after a worker was injured by an automated transfer vehicle. Read More

Tata Steel: Contractor dies in machinery incident at steelworks

A worker has died after an incident involving machinery at Tata’s steelworks in Port Talbot. Read More

Tree service company fined after employee’s finger severed

Josh Noon Tree Services has been sentenced after a worker suffered serious hand injuries when his hand was caught in a log splitting machine. Read More



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