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Firm fined after worker's hair ripped out by machinery

17-01-2013

Kelly Nields hair after it was ripped out by machinery at Mainettis factoryA Deeside company has been fined £60,000 after a young worker was severely injured when her hair was ripped out by poorly guarded machinery.

Kelly Nield, 25, of Ellesmere Port, was sorting clothes hangers on a conveyor when her scarf and hair became caught in the chain and sprocket drive of the be…

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Manufacturer fined after hydraulic press crushes Stranraer worker's arm

27-03-2012

A machinery manufacturer has been fined after its hydraulic press crushed a Stranraer worker’s arm which was later amputated.

James McKay, 47, had been operating the machine which had been designed by Composite Integration Limited to produce fire helmets. The hydraulic press was being used at M…

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