Pirate FM News

Keep up to date with the latest news delivered direct to your Inbox.

Factory Death Fines

news-legal.jpg
Delicious Submit this page to reddit

5:26pm 13th January 2012

Slapped with a huge fine: the company that owns a Cornish factory where a technician was crushed to death.

Shaun O'Dwyer worked at Curver UK Ltd in Redruth.

Bosses have been ordered to pay 160 thousand pounds after admitting health and safety breaches.

Truro Crown Court heard how Shaun was preparing a machine used to make plastic lids, but when the 54 year old reached through an unguarded gap where a conveyor had been taken out, the plates closed, crushing him to death.

Trevor Hay from the Health and Safety Executive released this statement:

“This tragic incident could have been avoided if the company had observed standard industry guidance from the British Plastics Federation and the British Standards Institution.

“Conveyors should be bolted into position, or fitted with an electrical cut-off switch which removes power to the machine when the conveyor is taken away.

“Effective guarding should prevent access to dangerous machinery by workers, or an automatic system should cut off the power supply if someone is working inside.

“Users of such machinery should ensure effective safeguards are in place to avoid further deaths or injuries to their workers”.

5:26pm 13th January 2012

Share This Story

Delicious Submit this page to reddit
Suggested articles
padstow death

'Suspicious' Death In Padstow

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder

malpas - truro river

Water Company Fined Over Truro Sewage Spill

More than 4,500 bath tubs' worth escaped into the Fal estuary

Most read
police tape 3

One Person "In Shock" After Crash

Collision happened near Hayle on Saturday night

storms penzance 1

UPDATE: Strong Winds Spark Flood Alerts

It's for the south Cornwall coast on Monday morning

Top articles

UPDATE: Cornwall Man Charged With ABH

Cornwall News: It's after an assault at Plymouth station

Pirate FM Cornwall News Update - 7th January 2016

Cornwall Video News: Officials say they’re holding talks to find new jobs for hundreds of workers in Bodmin.

Firms start to act in self-defence as Brexit looms - BCC survey

National News: British businesses have already started setting up shadow units on the continent and shifting investment to the other side of the UK border in Ireland, according to a new report on Brexit from Britain's leading business lobby group.

One Person "In Shock" After Crash

Cornwall News: Collision happened near Hayle on Saturday night

Tara Palmer-Tomkinson's funeral: Sister hopes socialite 'heals in heaven'

Showbiz News: Tara Palmer-Tomkinson's sister has led the tributes at the socialite's funeral, saying she hopes "angels wrap their wings" around her and she "heals in heaven".

SpaceX to fly two tourists around the Moon next year

World News: SpaceX has announced plans to fly two private citizens around the Moon next year, in the first manned US mission since the 1970s.

Claudio Ranieri bids final farewell to Leicester staff and players

Sports News: Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri has left the club's training ground for the last time after saying goodbye to players and staff.

Police officer commandeers gritter lorry to find missing boy

Strange News: A missing boy has been found thanks to a quick-thinking police officer who commandeered a gritter lorry to track him down.

Newer article

Newquay Body

Cornwall News: Man's body found at Tolcarne Beach

Older article

Cornish Mum's Appeal for More Cancer Screening

Cornwall News: 23 year old Mercedes Curnow died from cervical cancer ten days before Christmas

Cornwall's Pirate FMPirate Extra Footer LogoEscape to Cornwall radioLoveCornwall.com - The Cornish Business DirectoryPirate Education and Training

 

© Copyright Pirate FM

Pirate FM cannot be held responsible for the content of external links.