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Car firm fined after fatal head injury to worker

A worker suffered fatal head injuries when he was struck by a steel barrier while carrying out maintenance on a machine.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) investigation found that Cannon Automotive Limited of Tottenham, London, did not supervise, manage, monitor, audit or review its arrangements regarding maintenance operations on the mixer to ensure they met the health and safety standards.

The company pleaded guilty to breaching Section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974. It was fined a total of £20,000 and ordered to pay costs of £13,100.

HSE Press Release.

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