Injury

Sensor stops frozen carcase bandsaw before injury occurs

Sensor stops frozen carcase bandsaw before injury occurs

By Rick Pendrous

The risk of injuries to workers in abattoirs caused by bandsaws used to cut up frozen primary meat carcases can now be reduced, thanks to the new BladeStop technology available from Interfood Butchery.

Veg firm M Baker Produce Ltd was ordered to pay £36,800 after a worker suffered a head injury

Veg firm to pay £36.8k for worker’s injury

By Michael Stones

A vegetable firm has been ordered to pay £36,800 for safety failings, after a worker suffered a head injury when he became entangled in netting on a field near Boston, Lincolnshire.

Paynes Stores was fined after a worker stood on an apple box on forklift truck to carry out work on a roof

Kent fruit firm fined for safety failings

By Laurence Gibbons

A Kent-based fruit business has been fined for safety failings after it allowed a contractor to access a door for repair by standing on an apple box raised at height by a forklift truck.

The accident could easily have had tragic consequences, said the HSE

ABF firm fined £10k for serious injuries to workers

By Michael Stones

Animal feed firm AB Agri Limited – a subsidiary of Associated British Foods – has been fined £10,000, after two workers were seriously injured by a reversing heavy goods vehicle (HGV).

The superviser suffered 'an awful injury' to his hand, which need not have happened, said the HSE

Faccenda Foods fined for safety failings

By Michael Stones

Poultry processor Faccenda Foods has been ordered to pay nearly £10,000 for safety failings, after a worker suffered serious injuries when his arm was dragged into an unguarded machine.

The HSE said the incident was entirely preventable

Logistics firm fined £12k for safety failings

By Laurence Gibbons

Yusen Logistics has been fined £11,000 and ordered to pay £1,067 in costs for safety failings after an agency worker fell from a loading ramp at its site on the Isle of Grain in Kent and suffered a broken thigh.

Joseph Heler failed to advise employees on how they should load lorries, said the HSE

Cheese firm fined £8k for forklift fall

By Michael Stones

A cheese manufacturer has been fined £8,000 for safety failings after a worker injured his leg and ankle after falling from the forks of a forklift truck.

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