A bread manufacturer has been fined GBP 3,500 after an employee had to have part of his finger amputated due to an accident at work.
Thambirasaiyah Roy was using a spiral mixing machine to make dough in October 2006 at Bread Factory Limited’s factory in Hendon, Barnet.
The 39-year-old’s left hand came into contact with the mixing machine’s beater, which was not protected with a guard.
As well as having to pay GBP 3,500 in fines, the City of London Magistrates Court ordered the company to pay costs of GBP 2,926.
Health and Safety Executive inspector Anne Gloor said: "There were clear failings on this occasion. Had a simple guard been fitted to this machine then Mr Roy would never have suffered these injuries."
Last month, another bread manufacturer, Country Style Foods, was fined GBP 6,000 following an accident at work that saw an employee break his wrist after it became entangled in a bagel forming machine.
Posted by Wayne Weir