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Manufacturing firm fined after worker’s arm injured in roller

The UK Health & Safety Executive (UKHSE) has prosecuted a company responsible for an incident in which a worker’s arm was injured in machinery. The incident occurred when an installation engineer was commissioning a new conveyor belt system. The engineer suffered a broken arm when it was pulled into the machinery.

The investigation by the UK HSE found that there was a lack of effective guarding and isolation procedures on the machinery.

The company was fined £170,000.

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Published: 18 October 2016
Download: IMCA SF 28/16

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