Firm ignored 200 urgent faults before traumatic amputation

Source: on 2009-07-03 11:27:00

A food manufacturer that knew it had 866 faults with the electrics and wiring system at its meat processing plant has been fined after an employee lost two fingers while trying to repair a machine.In June 2008, 23-year-old Steven Glass was trying to fix an Endoline tape packaging machine at Belcher Food Products' plant in Prestwick, Ayrshire. The machine couldn't be properly isolated and it started up, trapping and amputating ...

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