Friday, 14 April 2017

Bakery fined £78,000 for two injuries due to insufficient guarding

Penrith based bakery Bells of Lazonby Limited was fined £77,990 (inc.costs) after two workers suffered hand injuries while operating machinery on site.
The circumstances were:
  • The company failed to equip machinery with the correcting guarding.
  • On 26 January 2016 a worker lost the top of their right hand middle finger, after it caught the moving blade of a dough-dividing machine.
  • On 29 March 2016 an employee’s left index finger made contact with the cutting jaws of a wrapping machine.


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