Employee severs fingers on unguarded machinery

An Oldham based tissue manufacturing company has been prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) after an employee severs his fingers on unguarded machinery. The 35 year old man was attempting to prevent paper from sticking to the seven metre wide print roller using a cloth to clean it while it was still in […]

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Man severs fingers in accident at work

A 30 year old man lost his fingers in an accident at work involving an unguarded machine. Shaun Newcomb, from Bourne, was working in Sewstern, Lincolnshire in March 2012 when the accident at work occurred. He was attempting to clear some blocked wood from the conveyor. As he did so, his right hand came into […]

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Hampshire firm prosecuted for worker’s fall from height

A Hampshire firm has been prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) after a worker’s fall from height. The 27 year old man, who has asked not to be named, sustained a fractured forearm in a fall from height when he fell two metres from an unguarded office roof that was being used to […]

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Teenager suffers severe hand injury in accident at work

A 19 year old has suffered a serious hand injury in an accident at work. Jack Ward, from Jarrow, was polishing a component on a manual lathe when his hand became caught in the machinery at Premier Precision Engineering Ltd in July 2012. Mr Ward suffered a dislocated knuckle to his right hand as well […]

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Serious injuries at work due to unguarded machine

A man suffered serious injuries at work when his arm became trapped in an unguarded machine. Attila Czege, a 34 year old Hungarian agency worker, was working for Suffolk firm Indo European Foods Ltd when the accident at work occurred in September 2012. Ipswich Magistrates’ Court heard that the Mr Czege became trapped and entangled […]

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Rolls Royce prosecuted for man’s permanent injury

Rolls Royce has been prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) after an employee was diagnosed with a permanent injury which has left him with nerve damage. The HSE prosecuted Rolls Royce after Allan Thornewill, from Derby, developed bilateral carpal tunnel syndrome following exposure to high levels of vibration at the firm’s premises in […]

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Two men injured at work when archway collapses

Two men were injured at work when a brick archway weighing two tonnes collapsed on them during a major refurbishment project Both men are joiners, and they were shoring up the arch after it became unstable during the removal of some masonry on one of the support pillars. One man suffered a fractured foot and […]

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Man burned by hot oil in accident at work

A Lincolnshire firm that manufactures frozen potato products has been prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) after a man was burned by hot oil in an accident at work. Harvey Hopwood, 62, from Melton Mowbray, was working for PAS (Grantham) Ltd when he sustained 10% burns to his shoulder, upper arms, neck and […]

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Serious neck injuries caused in accident at work

A 39 year old man sustained serious neck injuries in an accident at work involving unguarded machinery. CRF (UK) Ltd, a Shropshire steel engineering company, has been prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) for serious safety failings. The man, who has not been named, was working with a twin pillar drill when the […]

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Police officer killed on training exercise

Greater Manchester Police and one of its officers have been prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) after a police officer was killed on a training exercise when he was shot by a colleague. PC Ian Terry, 32, died during a firearms training session at a disused warehouse in June 2008. The training exercise […]

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