Worker loses finger after firm fail to abide by Health & Safety Laws

Posted on 10/24/12 in News, No Comments

Worker loses finger after firm fail to abide by Health & Safety Laws.

First reported by the Health and Safety Executive on 13th September 2012.

http://www.hse.gov.uk/press/2012/rnn-w-gljrecycling.htm?eban=rss-
A recycling company have been fined £6000 and ordered to pay £5000 for breaches

of the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974.

Rhys Dee, an employee of the company was working on a bailing machine in April

2011. He was standing in front of the machine picking up pieces of copper in order to

feed them into the baler, whilst another employee operated the machine.

Industry guidance requires that only one person should operate the machine from

behind the guard, in order to prevent injury.

The firm pleaded guilty to breaching Section 2 (1) of the Health and Safety at Work

Act 1974.

The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 requires that it is the duty of every employer

to ensure the health, safety and welfare of all its employees. Therefore,

 if you have been injured at work don’t hesitate to contact us, we may be to help.

Post a Comment

Your email is never published or shared. Required fields are marked *