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Stoke-on-Trent company fined after worker's finger severed by saw

A Stoke-on-Trent timber company has been fined after an employee lost his finger while operating a circular saw.

The 42-year-old worker from Stoke on Trent, who has asked not to be named, severed his finger while using a circular bench saw at Scott Timber Limited on 12 January 2011.

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Fruit company failed to protect injured worker

A horticultural business in Southampton has been prosecuted for safety failings after a worker injured his hand on an unguarded machine.

General labourer Edmund Skweres, 52, suffered a deep cut that required 11 stitches in the incident at A E Roberts (Fruitgrower & Nurseryman) Ltd., on Gravel…

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Bolton pallet factory convicted after fingers severed

The machine the employee was working on when his fingers were severedA Bolton pallet manufacturer has been convicted for health and safety offences after a factory worker's fingers were cut off by a rotating saw.

The 27-year-old lost three fingers on his left hand, down to the second knuckle, while working at Frank Hill Ltd. on the Scot Lane Industrial Estat…

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Church Broughton man fined after worker seriously injured

A Church Broughton man has been fined after an employee suffered life-changing injuries when his quad bike overturned at a farm in Derbyshire.

The 42-year-old employee, also from Church Broughton, was driving the all terrain vehicle (ATV) along a track at Lodge Hill Farm, Barton Blount, on …

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Global brick making firm fined after worker crushed

A multinational brick making company has been fined after a worker suffered serious injuries when he was crushed on a conveyor belt at its Worcestershire factory.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) prosecuted Wienerberger Ltd. following the incident on 19 October 2009 at the company's site…

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Bedford dry cleaners fined for safety failings

A chain of dry cleaners in Bedford has been fined after putting workers' lives at risk from a poorly-maintained gas boiler.

Bedford Magistrates' Court heard inspectors from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) visited Kempston Cleaners in Tavistock Street on 1 July 2011 after an alert from an …

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Worksop man fined after death of worker

A Worksop man has been fined after an employee was crushed to death when a tractor overturned and landed on him.

Christopher Fox, 60, from Osberton near Worksop, was killed instantly when the tractor overturned during a tree felling operation. Mr Fox was standing by the tractor which was being …

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Tower Hamlets building contractor fined after carpenter's fingers severed

Grand Plans (UK) Ltd. has been fined after a worker's hand was severely injured by an unguarded power tool.

A prosecution by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) was brought after the incident on 14 October 2009, when the self-employed carpenter was working on the refurbishment of flats.


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Animal feed firm sentenced over finger loss

A Lancashire animal feed firm has been sentenced after an employee lost one of his fingers in machinery.

The 25-year-old worker was trying to clear a blockage at Merit (Feeds and Storage) Ltd. when his hand became trapped at its factory at Oakenclough Mill near Garstang.

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Worker lost arm in unguarded farm machinery

A worker employed to clear out an industrial chicken shed lost his arm after it became trapped in unguarded machinery.

Mike Aubry, 27, of Bradninch, near Exeter, was working at Millard Poultry Ltd at Little Acre, Lower Godney, Wells, when the incident happened on 4 December, 2010.

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Man loses finger at Birmingham factory

A Birmingham engineering company has been fined after a man's finger was severed in a tube bending machine.

Robert Cuzick, 53, from Birmingham was working at Hydrapower Dynamics on 24 January 2011 when he put his hand on the machine's clamping arm to restart it.

However, the unguarded metal arm su…

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Warwickshire company fined after worker loses fingers

A Warwickshire components manufacturer has been fined after a man's hand was badly crushed in a power press.

The 23-year-old agency worker lost two fingers following the incident at Studley firm Ricor Ltd. on 21 July 2011.

Leamington Spa Magistrates' Court heard how the man was removing a complet…

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Liverpool bedding firm in court after worker's fingers severed

A Liverpool bedding firm has been prosecuted after one of its employees had three fingers and a thumb cut off in machinery.

The 32-year-old worker was trying to stop a quilt becoming entangled in a duvet-making machine when the fingers and thumb on her right hand were struck by a blade.

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Owner fined for girl's fall from funfair ride in Birmingham

A fairground owner from Nottingham has been sentenced after a 12-year-old girl injured her leg when she was thrown from a faulty ride in Birmingham.

Birmingham Magistrates' Court heard the girl fell about three metres through a gap in a barrier gate on the Tagada fairground ride at Star City, Birmin…

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Man's fingertip sliced off at Stoke factory

An air conditioning manufacturer has been fined after a man's fingertip was cut off by a circular saw at the company's factory in Stoke-on-Trent.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) prosecuted Eaton Williams Group Ltd - which trades under the name of Colman Moducel - following the incident at its …

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International fencing firm prosecuted for serious safety failings

An international fencing manufacturer has been fined after a worker suffered severe injuries to his left arm at a production plant in Sheffield.

Betafence Ltd. of Shepcote Lane, Sheffield, was prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) for a serious safety breach following an investigation …

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Company fined after worker's arm impaled by steel bars

A company in Tonypandy has been fined after a worker's arm was impaled by two steel bars.

Allevard Springs Ltd was prosecuted for failing to adequately prevent the risk of injury to employees using machinery after Steven Rowe was seriously injured while operating a machine at the firm's Clydach Va…

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Two companies fined for worker's injury at power plant

Two companies have been fined after a worker at Drax Power Station in North Yorkshire suffered a broken foot when a 13kg weight dropped nearly four metres from an overhead crane.

A mechanical fitter, from Scunthorpe, had been operating the 21-ton crane with a colleague and needed it to change dir…

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Construction firm fined over worker's injuries

An engineering contractor has been fined after a worker suffered severe injuries when his excavator struck a bridge on the M1 motorway in the East Midlands.

A maintenance fitter employed by Nottinghamshire firm Van Elle Ltd was driving a wheeled excavator during widening work on the motorway between…

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Buckinghamshire worker's fingers severed in bubble wrap machine

An international manufacturer has been prosecuted after a worker lost three fingers in a bubble wrap making machine at a Buckinghamshire factory.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) prosecuted Sansetsu (U.K) Limited for beaching health and safety regulations on 18 May 2011.

Milton Keynes Magist…

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