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Barking firm fined for saw guard failings

Photo shows the horizontal band saw that severed a workers tendons

A Barking firm has been prosecuted for safety failings after an employee severed the tendons in his hand on an unguarded saw blade.

The worker needed a five-hour operation to repair the damage following the incident at Kierbeck Thames Ltd., on River Road, on 23 February 2012. He has been left wit…

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Cumbrian window firm fined over severed fingers

Photo shows the saw which severed a workers fingers

A Cumbrian manufacturer of wooden doors and window frames has been fined for safety failings after an employee's fingers were severed by a rotating saw.

The New West Port Corporation Limited, which trades as West Port, was prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) following the incident…

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Macclesfield window firm fined over severed finger

The poorly guarded rotating saw at East Cheshire Glass in Macclesfield

A Macclesfield window manufacturer has been fined after one of its employees had a finger cut off by a rotating saw.

On 25 February, East Cheshire Glass Ltd. was prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) following the incident at its factory on London Road on 30 July 2010.


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Amputation leads to fine for kennel firm

A Staffordshire kennel company has been fined after a worker amputated his finger on a circular saw.

Antony Capewell, of Abbey Hulton, Stoke-on-Trent was working at Ultra Kennels Limited at its Chesterton site when the incident happened on 11 May 2011

He was using a circular table saw to make …

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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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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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Lincolnshire flooring firm fined for worker injury

A hardwood floor company has been fined after a worker's arm was punctured by a large piece of wood.

Paul Murdoch, 40, of New Ollerton, Nottinghamshire, was cutting walnut boards on a circular ripsaw at Weldon Contracts Ltd's workshop in Caunton Road, Norwell, on 11 September 2009 when a 90 centim…

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Employee loses three fingers at Heywood factory

A Rochdale engineering firm has been prosecuted after a 21-year-old employee had three fingers cut off by an industrial saw at its factory.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) brought the case against Adelaide Engineering Company Ltd. after the worker, from Bury, lost parts of three fingers…

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Lincolnshire timber company fined for employee hand injury

saw_imageKestrel Timber Frame Ltd, of Bourne, Lincolnshire, has been fined after a worker suffered a severe and permanent hand injury while using a circular saw.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) reports that the employee was using a table mounted circular saw when his hand was caught in the blade -  it …

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Woodworker prosecuted for safety failing

Asif Iqbal risked serious injury to himself and an employee after ignoring safety guidance and continuing to use an unguarded circular saw.

Dewsbury Magistrates' Court heard that Health and Safety Executive (HSE) inspectors were forced to issue two separate Prohibition Notices to stop him using the …

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Theme park company fined for saw blade injury

Parkware Ltd has been fined after a worker injured his hand on a rotating saw blade.

Steven Gardiner was cutting up sheets of plywood at Loudoun Castle Theme Park when his right hand slipped forward and came into contact with the blade. He underwent a six hour bone graft operation to save his finger…

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Worker injured by industrial saw

An employee almost severed his arm when cutting wood on an industrial saw he had barely been trained to use, Chelmsford Magistrates' Court was told.

Machine Hire Ltd from Burnham Business Park, Springfield Road admitted to breaching regulation 9(1) of the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulati…

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