A chemical company has been fined £480,000 after one of its workers sustained superficial burns at its Hull factory. Flammable vapours ignited at Robert McBride’s site, a Control of Major Accident Hazards (COMAH) lower tier establishment, and engulfed the worker’s upper torso.
Food manufacturer Bakkavor has been fined £130,000 after one of its employees suffered two broken ribs having been crushed within an industrial cooking machine while attempting to clear a blocked water inlet.
An engineering company has been fined £62,334 after one of its employees suffered scalping injuries when her hair became entangled in a pillar drill, despite the company’s own risk assessment identifying that a guard should be fitted.
Kepak Group Ltd (formally 2 Sisters Red Meat Ltd), has been fined after a worker was seriously injured when he was struck from behind by a forklift truck and trapped beneath the metal container it was carrying.