Company fined after worker hurt in machinery
Whilst this report does not directly relate to the bio-waste industry, employers should be aware of the potential for injury to employees. A Derbyshire window manufacturer has been fined after an employee's arm was dragged into a poorly guarded machine.
Wayne Marshall, 29, of Eastwood, was using a corner cleaning machine at Frame Trade UK Ltd in Langley Mill when the incident happened on 13th May 2010. A build-up of plastic debris had covered a sensor and prevented the machine from operating correctly. Mr Marshall went inside the machine to clear the sensor of debris, but his sleeve got caught on a high speed cutter that is used to remove surplus plastic.
Mr. Marshall suffered serious lacerations to his left forearm, damaged tendons on two fingers and was off work for several weeks. He has since returned to work for a different company.
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