Free, Instant, no obligation advice from our friendly solicitors


Request a call back now

Please leave this field empty.

or

Call us today

0800 888 6888

Message Us Today


We will get back to you as soon as possible

Please leave this field empty.


or

Call us today

0800 888 6888

Thank You

One of our personal injury experts is now dealing with your request.


While you're waiting for your call back we'd love to hear what you think of our website in the form below.

How did you hear about Hampson Hughes Solicitors?

What radio stations do you listen to?

Do you watch day time TV?

YesNo

And finally, if we had an App where you could track the progress of your case, would you use it?

YesNo
Please leave this field empty.

START YOUR CLAIM NOW
Please leave this field empty.

Firm Fined by HSE over Safety Breaches

A Manchester based soft furnishings firm has been prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) following two incidents in which workers were injured due to inadequately guarded machinery.

First Incident – January 2015

The first incident took place in January 2015. Trafford Magistrates’ Court heard how an employee was clearing a blockage on a Modan Blow Filling machine with his right hand when his hand came into contact with a rotating fan blade. As a result of this contact, two of the worker’s fingers required amputation.

The court heard that the pipework of the machine was removed easily without the use of tools, leading to the dangerous parts of the machine being left easily accessible.

Second Incident – May 2015

In the second incident, an employee was using a Mattress Roll Packing machine when he trapped his left hand between two easily accessible rollers. The employee required surgery after his fingers were crushed as a result of the incident in May 2015.

The court heard that the machine in question had been purchased directly from China and as a result had not been manufactured in keeping with European safety requirements. The machine had not been CE marked and was unsafe.

Lisa Bailey, HSE Inspector, said:

“Had the company carried out a suitable and sufficient assessment of the machinery and then taken measures to prevent access to dangerous parts, then these two incidents could have been avoided. Mr Boomer should have ensured that the Mattress Roll Packing machine was CE Marked.”

Prosecution & Fines

Paul Boomer, trading as Carousel of Castle Industrial Estate, Beresford Street, Failsworth, Manchester, pleaded guilty to two breaches of Section 2 (1) of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, and a breach of Section 7 of the Supply of Machinery (Safety) Regulations 2008. Boomer was fined £14,000 and ordered to pay £2,000 in costs.

Injury at Work – Expert Advice

We are personal injury claims experts – our specialist accident claims solicitors are here to provide you with on-going valuable support.

If you have been injured in the workplace and you would like expert advice on this type of case, contact Hampson Hughes Solicitors today on 0800 888 6 888 or email claims@hampsonhughes.com for a FREE initial consultation.

Source: Health & Safety Executive

Welcome Back


We noticed on your last visit you didn't finalise your details, for your convenience we have kept your details as you left them.