Saturday, 3 September 2016

Lack of guarding causes broken arm and £194,000 fine during commissioning

Sovex Limited, a Wirral based company, was been fined £194,000 (inc.costs) after a worker’s arm was injured in machinery.
The circumstances were:
  • Sovex were installing a new conveyor belt system at the UK Mail site in Coventry.
  • There were a lack of effective guarding and isolation procedures on the machinery.
  • On 21 January 2016 an installation engineer of Sovex was commissioning the machinery.
  • His arm was pulled into the machinery.
  • The arm was fractured.

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