Explosives maker blows £10,000 over machine injury

Source: on 2009-10-29 12:21:00

An explosives manufacturer, that ignored a problem with its manufacturing truck's augers clogging for six years, has been fined £10,000 after a worker's fingers were severed while he was trying to clear a blockage.The employee was pumping emulsion into a mobile explosives manufacturing unit at Orica UK's distribution depot in Muirside near Dunfermline, when the accident happened on 25 February 2008. The auger feed device became jammed so he reached ...

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