Dorset waste management operator given a suspended prison sentance
25th July 2016
SR 2016/309
5th August 2016

Tata Steel fined £1.98million

Tata Steel has been fined total of £1.98million (£185,000 was for the first offence and £1.8m for the second offence) and ordered to pay costs of £22,500 after two workers suffered injuries to their hands in two separate incidents involving machinery.

Northampton Crown Court heard how an employee lost two thirds of his left hand and his middle and ring fingers whilst trying to clear a blockage on a steel tube manufacturing line which had unsuitable guarding, and in a separate incident, a team leader lost part of his little finger when his left hand was caught, again in an inadequately guarded machine, whilst he was receiving refresher training.