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    Health and Safety News

    Welder lost finger in workplace accident

    By Jonathan Brown on April 13, 2016

    Welder lost finger in workplace accident

    A welder at a Midlands automotive firm lost part of his finger after his glove got caught up in machinery, a court has been told.

    The man’s employer, Lander Automotive Limited, admitting breaching the Health and Safety at Work Act when it appeared at Birmingham Magistrates’ Court.

    The company, of Clapgate Lane, Birmingham, was fined £27,000 and ordered to pay £1,574 in costs as well as a £120 victim surcharge.

    ‘Adequate training wasn’t provided’

    Magistrates heard that the accident at work happened in June 2015.

    The welder had been required to carry out various jobs at the firm’s premises.

    The factory accident happened when his glove became entangled in a drill bit, resulting in him losing part of the third finger on his right hand.

    The workplace accident was investigated by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

    The court heard its investigators had established that Lander Automotive had failed to carry out a risk assessment and had not provided adequate training or a safe system of work.

    Source: Health and Safety Executive

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