Wirral Based Firm fined After Worker Injures Arm
A Wirral based company, Sovex Limited, has been fined following an accident at work incident in which a worker’s arm was injured.
A installation engineer employed by the firm was commissioning a new conveyor belt system at the UK Mail site in Coventry when his arm was pulled into machinery. The worker suffered a broken arm during the incident on 21 January 2015.
Warwick Crown Court heard that an investigation by the Health and Safety Executive found that there was insufficient guarding in place on the machinery in question.
Sentencing and fines
Sovex Limited, of Prenton Business Park, Prenton Way, Prenton, Wirral, were found guilty of breaching Section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974. The company was fined £170,000 and ordered to pay £24,000 in costs.
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Source: Health & Safety Executive