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 Â£170,000.
For details, see http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/manufacturing-firm-fined-after-workers-arm-injured-in-roller/?ebul=hsegen&cr=8/05-oct-16
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