HSE fine glass firm after accident at work sees hand severedRSS Feed
A glass manufacturer has been fined after a maintenance technician severed his hand in an accident at work.
The 34-year-old was investigating a fault on a new tilt table at Solaglas when a sensor on the unit was activated, which caused a glass sheet to be released, falling on to his wrist and slicing off his hand.
Lisec Limited was prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) after it was discovered there were faults within the programme controlling the movement of the glass.
These allowed it to be released even when an emergency stop had been activated.
HSE inspector Martin Baillie said: "Installers of machinery need to ensure that new equipment is compatible with the existing equipment and that the complete line complies with the essential safety requirements."
Surgeons managed to reattach the employee's hand, with partial success.
Elsewhere, UK Demolition Services was recently fined after labourer Thomas Bird was forced to have his arm amputated when it was crushed by a hydraulic excavator.
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