The Symmetry Medical Sheffield employee had one finger amputated and sustained impact damage to another.
Sheffield Magistrates' Court was told that the injured worker was using a pedestrian pallet truck to move a hardness tester -- equipment that measures the hardness of metal -- when the accident happen on 8 August 2016.
The machine was resting on a stand that did not have suitable channels for the truck's forks. As the worker lifted the stand, the machine toppled and struck the worker's hand.
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) found the worker had not been trained how to operate the truck.
Symmetry Medical Sheffield, trading as Tecomet, pleaded guilty to breaching s 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work Act. It was fined £275,000 and ordered to pay costs of £1,237.
"The risks of loads falling from listing equipment when not properly attached or secured in place are well known," said Health and Safety Executive inspector Anuja Mistry-Raval.