London food company fined after worker’s fingers cut

Donut Maker
Donut Maker by Steve Snodgrass, on Flickr
Two London-based food companies have been fined a total of £15,000 ($22,600) after a worker had his fingers severed while using a food mixing blender at a factory in Ealing.

The cleaning hatch of the blender was open, exposing the rotating blade and as the worker started using the machine, three fingers and a thumb on his right hand were amputated.

Worker crushed in rotating machine

A factory in Ashton-under-Lyne in the UK has been fined £26,000 (approx. $39,500 or €32,000) after one of its workers suffered major injuries when he became trapped in rotating machinery.

The employee was pulled into a 14-foot-high metal-shaping machine when his overalls became entangled. He was working at ADA Machining Services Ltd on Kayley Industrial Estate, Richmond Street, on 2 January 2008.

Safety video

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Lack of guarding causes amputation

A specialist bread manufacturer has been fined by the United Kingdom’s market surveillance authority after a worker was injured by a dough mixing machine and had his finger amputated.