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Birmingham demolition company fined after worker suffers arm injuries

3rd June 2013 | Health and Safety Signs

Posted by Jason Nicholls

A Birmingham demolition and excavation firm has been fined after an employee suffered serious arm injuries.

The 33-year-old worker at Coleman and Company’s Meriden site was hurt when his right arm was caught between the rollers and the conveyor belt, leading to fractures in his right arm, along with injuries and bruising.

The business pleaded guilty to breaching section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 and section 11(1) of The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998, resulting in a £3,500 fine and a costs payment of £1,114.

HSE inspector Karl Raw said: “This was an avoidable incident involving a dangerous piece of equipment which is designed to crush concrete. As such, the consequences of a person coming into contact with moving parts of the machine can be severe.

“The worker involved was very fortunate not to have suffered even more serious injuries.”ADNFCR-2754-ID-801593523-ADNFCR


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