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Company fined £133,000 after unguarded machinery death

At Glasgow Sheriff Court yesterday, Railcare Ltd. were fined £133,000 (reduced from £200,000 on account of their guilty plea) for a breach of Section 2 of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974, following the death of one of their employees on 15 December 2008 at the company’s premises on Charles Street, Springburn. John Smith, a 53-year old employee of the company who had worked at the premises there for some 30 years, died as a result of head injuries sustained whilst working at an axle lathe that had an unguarded chuck.


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