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China clay company prosecuted after worker fell into machinery

01-04-2011

Imerys Minerals Ltd, pleaded guilty to failing to ensure the safety of staff engaged in manually loading bags onto conveyors.

Gerald Dahlstrom was seriously injured when he was drawn into machinery used to flatten bags.

The company was fined £30,000 for breaching Section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and was ordered to pay costs of £45,124.

HSE Press Release.

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