SI 2021/42
15th January 2021
Waste consultation
18th January 2021

Food manufacturer fined £k660.

A West Yorkshire food manufacturer was fined £640,000 for a breach of the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations and ordered to pay £26,234 costs. The injured party, who suffered a double compound fracture to his arm, placed his right hand close to a gap in the machine housing. An emery cloth held in his right hand was dragged into the machine taking his arm with it.  The employee was unable to reach any of the emergency stop buttons located around the machine from the position in which he was trapped and had to be released from the machine by paramedics.