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Worker lost arm in unguarded farm machinery

A worker employed to clear out an industrial chicken shed lost his arm after it became trapped in unguarded machinery.

Mike Aubry, 27, of Bradninch, near Exeter, was working at Millard Poultry Ltd at Little Acre, Lower Godney, Wells, when the incident happened on 4 December, 2010.

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Chocolate manufacturer fined for employee's fractured finger

chocolatesHigh street chocolate chain Thorntons has been fined after a worker broke her finger while operating a wrapping machine.

Ellen Yardley, 37, from Derbyshire was working at the company’s Somercotes plant on a foil wrapping machine, where chocolates were wrapped in foil and dispensed down a chute i…

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Fork lift fall leads to prosecution for Derbyshire company

fork lift truckVesuvius UK Limited has been fined after a forklift truck driver fell from a ramp whilst unloading a lorry.

Andrew Baxter, 50, from Eckington was unloading a 20ft container at Vesuvius UK Limited's Sheepbridge Works in Chesterfield on 15 February 2010.

Mr Baxter was using a forklift truck and …

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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.

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