- The employee was working for Swallowtail Print Ltd., when the incident happened on
1 November 2012.
- He opened a service compartment at the side of a printing press to make some adjustments.
- A fixed metal guard had been removed from the compartment five weeks earlier by other employees who were also making machine adjustments and had not been replaced.
- As he leant in, he slipped and put his hand out, which became entangled in the machine's moving drive belts and pulleys, almost severing his right index finger.