SI 2020/563
3rd June 2020
SI 2020/589
16th June 2020

West Yorkshire firm fines £366,850

A West Yorkshire fibre manufacture has been fined £366,850 and ordered to pay costs of £23,993 following sentencing for an incident which occurred in March 2017. An operative suffered fatal crush injuries whilst removing a “lap” of fibres which had stuck to the rollers of the machine. An investigation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) found that the machine was not adequately guarded. It had become custom and practice for employees to reach around the inadequate guarding in place to deal with problems of this nature.