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Timber Firm Fined for Safety Failings

A firm responsible for the manufacture of garden timber products has been fined following an incident in which a worker sustained serious injuries to his hand.

Stephen Croft, an agency worker, was carrying out work at Forest Sawmills Limited’s premises when his left hand got caught in a twin band re-saw machine. Mr Croft suffered injuries to his left index and middle finger after his hand was pulled into the machine, used for cutting wood, as it made contact with either the powered in-feed roller or the saw blade.

Forest Sawmills Limited, of Hartlebury, Kiddermister, pleaded guilty to an offence under Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998, Regulations 11(1) and (2). The company was fined a total of £7,000.

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Source: Health & Safety Executive

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