Wrigley fined £150,000 over arm entanglement

Source: on 2009-07-13 11:09:00

Chewing gum maker Wrigley has been ordered to pay £171,000 in fines and costs after an employee suffered serious injuries when his arm was drawn into an unguarded conveyor belt.On 3 January 2007, towards the end of his shift, Philip Poyntz was trying to scrape gum off the trim return conveyor belt on a gum sheeting machine at Wrigley's Estover plant in Plymouth. The moving belt wasn't guarded, and Poyntz's ...

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