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Leicester engineering firm faces fine after employee loses finger

6th March 2013 | Health and Safety Signs

Posted by Jason Nicholls

Kaby Engineers Limited in Leicester has been fined after a worker's finger was crushed in machinery.

Benjamin Asare used a pneumatic press to insert bearings into their housings at the site on February 2nd before a ram came down on his right hand, leaving his index finger crushed.

Due to the effects of the incident, Mr Asare has been unable to return to work,

Kaby Engineers Limited was fined £10,000 and ordered to pay £5,182 in costs after pleading guilty to Section 2 (1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974.

HSE inspector David Lefever said: "This incident was inevitable, yet entirely preventable. There were reasonably practical steps the company could have taken to improve the safety of the machine."

Businesses need to ensure they are fully aware of health and safety regulation, or they could face investigation from the HSE, which could then issue hefty fines.ADNFCR-2754-ID-801551890-ADNFCR


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