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Barking firm fined for saw guard failings

Photo shows the horizontal band saw that severed a workers tendons

A Barking firm has been prosecuted for safety failings after an employee severed the tendons in his hand on an unguarded saw blade.

The worker needed a five-hour operation to repair the damage following the incident at Kierbeck Thames Ltd., on River Road, on 23 February 2012. He has been left wit…

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Blackpool sweet manufacturer sentenced over severed finger

Tangerine Confectionery Ltd. has been sentenced after part of a worker’s finger was severed, reports the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

The employee was trying to remove a blockage in one of the sweet-making machines when his left hand was pulled in, severing his index finger to the top knuckl…

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Plastics company fined after worker's hand severed

Matrix Polymers, Northampton, has been fined for safety failings after a worker's left hand was severed in a plastics mixing machine.

Gary McKeown had been emptying plastic granules from a hatch at the bottom of a blender when his hand got caught in rotating parts and was sheared off.

The company p…

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Health and Safety News - 14 July 2010

Health Protection Agency fined for spillage

The HPA has been fined £25,000 following the spillage of up to a billion doses of the lethal bug E.coli during an accident at its north London laboratory.

Crewman crushed by ferry door

A ferry crewman has been crushed by a water-tight hydraulic d…

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