Thursday, 23 June 2016

Lack of guarding causes loss of 2 fingers in power press

Roberts Metal Packaging Limited, a London-based metal packaging company was fined £10,520 (inc.costs) after a worker trapped his hand in a power press and lost two fingers.
The circumstances were:
  • The company had failed to prevent access to this dangerous part of the machinery.
  • An employee got his left hand trapped underneath the punch on a mechanical power-press.
  • He suffered severe damage to his hand including the loss of 2 fingers

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