An international food manufacturing company has been forced to pay out injury claim compensation after an employee had his arm crushed.
Maintenance worker Michael May’s injuries at Moy Park’s Anwick site near Sleaford were caused after his arm became crushed between the frame of a crossover conveyor and a moving arm.
He had leaned into the conveyor when the arm mechanism, which moves boxes from one machine to another, shifted.
Mr May’s arm was broken in several places and he suffered severe crush injuries.
The company was forced to pay out a total of GBP 35,000 plus GBP 3,115 in costs when the sentence was passed at Grantham Magistrates’ Court.
Health and Safety Executive inspector Judith McNulty Green explained: "This incident could have so easily been avoided if effective systems were in place to ensure the safety of engineers working on faults and machines were properly guarded."
It comes shortly after a London-based property company was fined GBP 13,000 after a contractor fell through a roof and injured his back.