Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Tayto Group fined £341,750 after an agency worker lost the tops of three fingers

Tayto Group Limited who manufacture crisps and snacks was fined £341,750 (inc.costs) after an agency worker lost the tops of three fingers.
The circumstances were:
  • The agency worker was clearing a blockage of material from a machine on the production line.
  • The guard on the machine was not secured at the time of the incident. 
  • The company had not implemented a formal monitoring system on this machine, to ensure that all guards were in place and secure before the machine was started.
  • The worker's hand came into contact with shears and three fingers on his right hand were severed, below the first knuckle.

The HSE Inspector said:
‘This man suffered a life-changing injury in what was an entirely preventable incident. Employers must have adequate and robust systems to ensure that guards used to prevent access to dangerous parts of machinery are in place and secure before machinery is put into use.’

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