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Bristol machining company fined after employee suffers serious injuries

A Brislington-based machining company has been prosecuted for failing to adequately guard dangerous parts of machinery resulting in a worker suffering serious head and chest injuries.

On 11 June 2012, Bristol Magistrates Court heard that 34 year old Ian Spicer, from Hartcliffe in Bristol, was…

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Bedfordshire recycling firm fined for worker's smashed jaw

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) reports that Ampthill Metal Company Ltd. have been fined after an employee had his jaw broken in several places and lost three teeth while attempting to open the rear door of a Roll-on Roll-off container. As he removed the locating pin from the handle holding th…

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Tesco fined for safety failings

Tesco has been fined £48,000 plus costs of £25,000 following an employee fracturing a toe and a series of previous incidents which had not been reported. Previous injuries which were not reported, include a fractured ankle and a fractured wrist.

Charles Arrand, defending, said: “Tesco is naturally…

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