Sunday, 22 May 2016
McCains fined £800,000 and employee nearly lost arm
Major frozen food manufacturer
fined £812,831 (inc.costs) for safety failings after an employee nearly lost his arm.
The circumstances were:
A risk assessment of the machine by the company failed to recognise the danger of unguarded areas
on a bypass conveyor.
The conveyor did not have the correct guards fitted.
A 34-year-old employee was attempting to check the condition of the head roller on the conveyor.
While doing this his arm became entangled in the machinery and his arm was almost severed.
Although his arm was saved, he now has limited movement in his hand.
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