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Company fined after worker injured by machinery

10 December 2015

A company who manufactures flexible plastic coverings has been fined after a worker was injured while operating a winding machine.

Lincoln Magistrates’ Court heard how a machine operative suffered injury to his forearm when his left hand was drawn into a rolling machine at Coveris Flexibles (Louth) UK Limited.

An investigation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) into the incident, which occurred on 3rd September 2014, at Brackenborough Road, Louth, found that there was a lack of training or supervision for the task and an unsafe system of work.

Coveris Flexibles (Louth) UK Limited, of Brackenborough Road, Louth, was fined a total of £10,000 and ordered to pay costs of £1,257 after pleading guilty to an offence under Section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974.

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