A Lincolnshire manufacturing company has been fined £1million with costs £6,311 following the death of a worker. The deceased was moving a large CNC milling machine, which overturned and killed him.
The Health and Safety Executive found during its investigation that the work was not properly planned. The centre of gravity of the machine had not been properly assessed and taken into account before the move took place. This resulted in an unsafe system of work being used for the job, with fatal consequences.
The firm had not ensured that workers who were tasked with lifting and moving the machine were sufficiently trained and had the right experience and training for carrying out such a potentially dangerous activity