Chocolate company prosecuted for man’s severed finger

A Northampton chocolate company has been prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive after an employee sustained a severed finger using an inadequately guarded machine. Joao Countinho was cleaning the “Depositor”, a machine that pipes liquid chocolate into moulds, when the accident at work happened in February 2012. Mr Countinho removed the rotors and reached […]

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Man loses finger in unguarded machinery accident at work

A 53 year old man has lost his finger in an unguarded machinery accident at work while feeding metal sheets into a conveyor. Brian Allen was working for Ardagh Metal Packaging in Merthyr Tydfil, a tin can factory, when the accident occurred in January 2011. He was feeding metal sheets into the conveyor of the […]

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