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    Health and Safety News

    Teenager hurt in adhesive machine accident

    By Jonathan Brown on September 3, 2015

    Teenager hurt in adhesive machine accident

    A foam plastics manufacturer has been fined £12,000 after a teenage worker badly injured his hand in unguarded factory machinery. The 19-year-old employee was using an adhesive backing machine that had no safety guard on it at Paulamar Company’s premises on the Woodilee Industrial Estate in Kirkintilloch, near Glasgow.

    Teenager’s hand dragged into rollers

    The young worker was feeding flat foam sheets into the adhesive machine when the accident at work happened on 28th January 2013. One of the foam sheets curled up before it reached the rollers, so the teenager used his hand to flatten the sheet, but it stuck to the adhesive and was dragged into the rollers, Glasgow Sheriff Court was told. The stop bar on the machine was hit and another employee manually moved the rollers up off his hand.

    Worker left permanently scarred

    The injured worker was taken to Glasgow Royal Infirmary, where medics found that he had suffered a broken knuckle on his middle finger and a broken index finger on his right hand. He also had deep lacerations to the palm of his hand, with swelling and bruising to the back of his hand. He has been left with permanent scarring and a burn mark on the back of his right hand, and was off work for six months.

    The incident was investigated by the Health and Safety Executive. They found that the accident occurred because the firm had failed to ensure that the machine was fitted with the necessary guards in order to prevent injury.

    Paulamar Company Ltd, registered at Citypoint in Tyndrum Street, was fined after pleading guilty to breaching sections 11(1) and (2) of the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998, and section 33(1) (c) of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.

    Source: Health and Safety Executive

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    Date Published: September 3, 2015

    Author: Jonathan Brown

    Category: News

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