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Hull bakery fined after safety breaches

9th July 2013 | Health and Safety Signs

Posted by Jason Nicholls

A Hull bakery has been fined after one employee lost the tip of his finger while using a poorly-guarded machine.

The 22-year-old agency worker was clearing a blockage of dough when his finger came into contact with a moving part of the hardware, causing the employee to have the part between his tip and first joint amputated.

Livwell Ltd was fined £9,000 and told to pay £18,318 in costs after pleading guilty to a breach of the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998.

HSE inspector Dr Nicholas Tosney said: “This incident was wholly avoidable. The hazards were identified but effective measures were not taken by the company to prevent access to all the dangerous parts of the machine.

“The simple addition of a tunnel guard to this machine - which the company has now installed - could have saved a young man having to suffer the amputation of part of his finger.”ADNFCR-2754-ID-801609865-ADNFCR


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