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Gateshead steel firm fined for crush injury

Spartan UK Ltd, of Ropery Road, Teams, Gateshead, has been fined a total of £40,000 after a worker’s feet were crushed in a rolling mill.

Alan Dixon, 62, from Gateshead, was part of a team carrying out routine maintenance at the steel firm’s site in the Teams area of the town.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) brought the prosecution after investigating the incident which took place on 28 August 2009.

The company was fined a total of £40,000 and ordered to pay £9,757.99 in costs after it pleaded guilty to three breaches of the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 and a breach of the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999.

HSE Press Release.

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