Friday, 2 March 2018

Unguarded section on recycling line claims another victim

Rochdale recycling company Anglo Recycling Ltd was fined £13500 (inc.costs) after an employee’s arm was dragged into unguarded machinery.
The circumstances were:
  • The accident occurred on a carpet recycling line.
  • There was a missing guard.
  • The injured worker had brought the company’s attention to the missing rear guard but no action had been taken to address it.
  • On 23 March 2016, the worker suffered a compound fracture when his arm was drawn into machinery and trapped between a conveyor and roller.

The HSE Inspector said:
“This case is a stark reminder of the consequences of a failure to adequately guard machinery and implement safe systems of work.”

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