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Plymouth cabinet manufacturer fined after worker suffers injuries

1st May 2013 | Health and Safety Signs

Posted by Jason Nicholls

A Plymouth cabinet manufacturer has been fined after a member of staff caught two fingers in machinery.

Darren Robins suffered the accident when working at the Rittal CSM plant in Roborough, where his fingers were caught in systems as he was attempting to clean them on May 1st last year.

In a prosecution brought by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), Plymouth Magistrates Court heard that Mr Robbins removed the guard of a paint spraying booth and caught his fingers in the chain.

HSE inspector Melissa Lai-Hung said: “Working with any moving machinery creates risks to workers and it is vital that assessments are carried out and instructions are in place so employees know how to do their work safely.

“Mr Robins' injuries could have been much more serious and the loss of the tips of his fingers have not only caused him a lot of pain and distress but also meant there are many simple tasks he cannot perform as easily as he did before.”



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