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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Health and Safety News

    Cable firm fined over work injuries

    By David Brown on July 30, 2013

    A cable manufacturer has been fined after two employees were injured in separate
    work accidents.

    One of the men, who narrowly avoided having his arm amputated, lost almost the entire use of his left arm when it was dragged into a machine by two rollers. The other man suffered a deep cut to his left index finger when it caught on the blade of the same machine.

    Their employer, TCB Arrow Ltd, based in Camberley, Surrey, was prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) after an investigation found serious safety failings.

    The company was fined £18,000 and ordered to pay £10,984 in costs after admitting a breach of the Health and Safety at Work Act.

    Workers had not received suitable training, the machine was poorly maintained, safety features were missing or inadequate, and a safe system of work was not in place, Trafford magistrates heard.

    Pedal accident

    The first incident happened in October 2011 at TCB’s factory on the Firsdale Industrial Estate in Leigh, Greater Manchester, which produces ignition cables used by the automotive industry.

    A 24-year-old man from Leigh, who does not want to be named, caught his finger while cleaning the blade on a machine used to mould rubber together. He accidently leant on the operating pedal which caused his finger to become trapped.

    There should have been a guard on the pedal to prevent the machine from being started by accident, the court was told.

    Stop bar

    The second accident happened less than a month later when a 23-year-old man, also unnamed and from Leigh, was cleaning the rollers on the same machine.

    He hit the stop bar when his arm became trapped, but the machine took several seconds to stop, dragging his arm into the rollers. It took the emergency services almost an hour to release him and he was kept in hospital for nearly a month.

    The court heard the rollers rotated three quarters of the way around after the stop bar was pressed before they stopped – nearly five times more than the legal maximum of 57 degrees.

    Source: HSE

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    Date Published: July 30, 2013

    Author: David Brown

    Category: News

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