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Two businesses prosecuted after worker suffers hand injuries

15th July 2013 | Health and Safety Signs

Posted by Jason Nicholls

Two businesses have been prosecuted after a worker’s hand was trapped in a saw.

Caerphilly Magistrates’ Court heard on July 11th that the 33 year-old man from Nantylgo was operating a saw to cut lengths of lead at the Jamestown industries recycling plant in February 2012.

An investigation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) found that the worker was not supervised at the time of the incident, leading to Jamestown Industries and Envirowales Ltd( the firm responsible for running Jamestown) being given a total fine of £4,000.

The two companies were also ordered to pay costs of £6,600, which are to be divided equally between Envirowales and Jamestown.

HSE inspector Joanne Carter said: “This accident was foreseeable and both companies have fallen woefully short of the standard required by law. They both failed in their roles to protect workers by not properly guarding this machine."ADNFCR-2754-ID-801612176-ADNFCR


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