Two newsprint firms have been fined a total of GBP 35,000 after a man had to have his leg amputated because of an accident at work.
The man, whose surname is Emery, was removing newspaper reels from the end of a conveyor using a forklift truck when the incident took place on August 20th 2007.
A reel had become stuck so he climbed onto the conveyor to move it but got his leg caught between the roller and the moving metal conveyor.
His left leg was pulled into the conveyor and the injuries he sustained were so severe that his leg had to be amputated.
West Ferry Printers Ltd of 235 West Ferry Rd and Meta Management Services Ltd (trading as Aktrion Media Support Services) of Pemberton House, Stafford Court, Stafford Park in Telford were fined GBP 17,500 each.
Last month, United Biscuits (UK) Ltd, which makes products for McVities, was fined GBP 10,000 after a woman lost two of her fingers in an accident at work.
Posted by Trevor Baker