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Fife company fined after lathe crushes worker's leg

01-03-2012

A Fife engineering company has been fined £10,000 after a lathe weighing more than a tonne toppled onto a worker’s leg.

Craig Stewart, 21, worked for AG Brown Ltd, a metal fabrication company which specialises in making stairs and other metal products for the oil and gas industries and general…

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Cheshire manufacturer sentenced over finger loss

22-02-2012

A Macclesfield firm has appeared in court after one of its employees lost two fingers in machinery.

The 34-year-old was polishing a 12-centimetre-long piece of metal, spinning on a lathe at up to 850 times a minute, when his right hand was dragged into the mechanism.

His middle and ring finger were …

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Chemical firm sentenced over finger loss

05-07-2011

Ineos Enterprises Ltd. has been prosecuted for ignoring basic safety guidelines after a maintenance worker seriously injured his right hand at a Runcorn factory.

The 58-year-old worker lost his ring finger and suffered damage to his middle and little finger after his gloved hand was pulled into mach…

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