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Wiring manufacturer in court for worker injuries

Date:
1 September 2015

A wiring manufacturer has been fined after a worker was seriously injured when he was caught in machinery at their site in Doncaster.

Doncaster Magistrates’ Court heard how on the July 2014 an operator was cleaning the base track of an unguarded automatic palletising line when the reel loading arm activated. It caught the operator at waist level crushing him onto the empty pallet causing serious injury to his pelvis.

On 1 September 2015, Amnack Limited, trading as Doncaster Cables of Millfield Industrial Estate, Arksey Lane, Bentley, Doncaster, was fined a total of £7,500 and ordered to pay costs of £2,673 for breaching Section 2 of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974.

HSE Inspector Carol Downes said after the hearing:

“The prevention of part or whole body access to dangerous parts of machinery is a health and safety basic that is well known throughout all industries.”

Notes to Editors:  

  1. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is Britain’s national regulator for workplace health and safety. It aims to reduce work-related death, injury and ill health. It does so through research, information and advice, promoting training; new or revised regulations and codes of practice, and working with local authority partners by inspection, investigation and enforcement. www.hse.gov.uk  
  2. More about the legislation referred to in this case can be found at: www.legislation.gov.uk/   
  3. HSE news releases are available at http://press.hse.gov.uk

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