Saturday, 11 February 2017

Recresco fined nearly £60,000 after roller shutter door failure injured employee

Recycling firm Recresco Limited was fined £59, 944 (inc.costs) after a worker suffered crush injuries from a roller shutter door.
The circumstances were:
  • None of the electronically operated roller shutter doors at the company’s site had been adequately maintained to keep the equipment safe.
  • On 17 April 2015 the barrel of a door fell on an employee.
  • This resulted in three cracked ribs and a damaged spleen.
  • This caused him to miss eight weeks of work.

The HSE inspector said:
“This case highlights the importance of regular pro-active maintenance and inspection of work equipment, including roller shutter doors, to ensure equipment does not deteriorate to the extent that it puts people at risk. In this case Recresco failed to effectively maintain their equipment and it could have easily resulted in a fatal injury.”

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