No Risk Assessment Lands Company with £400,000 Fine

A Coventry based materials division of a large French Company has been fined £400,000 after a worker had to have his left arm amputated after it became trapped beneath a rotating stone drum fed by conveyor whilst attempting to clear a blockage. A fellow worker inadvertently activated the start button.

The HSE investigation revealed there was no risk assessment or safe system of work in place for clearing rock safely from tail end drums.

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Emma Knight

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