A Lancashire company has been fined after an accident at work which resulted in a man’s finger being cut off.
Roydon Granulation Ltd on Fishwicks Industrial Estate, Baxters Lane, St Helens, was prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) for putting workers at risk and ordered to pay a fine of GBP 15,000 as a result of the May 2009 incident.
It occurred when the man’s finger came into contact with the high-speed fan, which rotates 1,450 times a minute, while he was trying to fix a problem.
A HSE investigation concluded that the company’s procedure for repairing the machine was inadequate and the accident at work could have been prevented.
The company was also required to pay GBP 4,347 towards the cost of the prosecution.
It comes after Burnley firm CMA Tools was recently fined GBP 1,000 after a worker lost his finger in an accident at work which could have been prevented.
Posted by Alison Spriggs