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Vauxhall owner sentenced over Ellesmere Port death

19-08-2013

Photo shows area of factory where Ian Heard received injuries that led to his death

The owner of Vauxhall has been fined £150,000 over the death of a long-serving worker who was crushed in machinery at its car factory in Ellesmere Port.

General Motors UK Ltd. was prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) after Ian Heard was found at the North Road plant on 22 July 201…

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Recycling firm fined after worker crushed

21-05-2013

Photo shows the conveyor support beam Linas Mataitis was crushed against

A worker at one of the world’s largest metal recycling firms was killed because of a failing to properly segregate people and moving vehicles, a court has heard.

European Metal Recycling Limited, which operates across Europe, Asia and the Americas, was (on 20 May) ordered to pay more than £370,…

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Bolton fabric firm in court over finger loss

24-07-2012

The machine at Tame Valley Padding Co. Ltd. in Farnworth which caused the workers injuriesA Bolton fabric manufacturer has been sentenced after one of its employees lost a finger when his hand became trapped by a rotating cog.

Tame Valley Padding Co. Ltd. was prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) after the 27-year-old suffered injuries to his index and ring fingers w…

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West Yorkshire company failed to safeguard workers

14-06-2012

Photo shows some of Mr Cisarik’s clothing wound around the CNC machine tool and the size of the machine insideA West Yorkshire engineering firm has been fined after a worker was badly injured when he became entangled in a rotating machine tool that caught him by the neck.

Mr Tomas Cisarik, 33, suffered a deep gash running 20cms long and 8cms wide on his back, a cracked foot bone and severe friction b…

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Telford firm fined after worker's hand is severely injured

27-05-2012

A sand and gravel supplier has been fined for safety failings after an employee had three tendons in his hand severed.

Jamie Roden, 26, from Telford, was trying to clear a blockage in a machine used to bag quarried material when his hand was caught by a dangerous heat-sealing device with a blad…

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Cheltenham machine operator injured after safety mechanism is disabled

27-05-2012

A component engineering company in Cheltenham has been fined after an employee suffered head injuries on a machine that had a safety mechanism deliberately disabled.

Grzegorz Chylenski, 33, from Cheltenham, was working with a Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) machine at PG Components Ltd.…

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Global brick making firm fined after worker crushed

01-05-2012

A multinational brick making company has been fined after a worker suffered serious injuries when he was crushed on a conveyor belt at its Worcestershire factory.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) prosecuted Wienerberger Ltd. following the incident on 19 October 2009 at the company's site…

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Automotive component manufacturer fined after worker loses fingers

23-02-2012

A firm specialising in manufacturing rubber components for the automotive industry has been prosecuted after a worker suffered disabling hand injuries.

The 46-year-old worker from Coalville, Leicestershire, who has asked not to be named, has been left with only the thumb on his left hand fully intac…

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