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Subject: Quilt and pillow firm in court over worker’s injuries
A company has been fined after a worker suffered severe injuries when his right hand was trapped in a moving machine.
The 60-year-old, was carrying out maintenance work on a pillow filling machine when the incident happened. The fixed guards on the machine had been removed to allow access, but correct procedures to isolate the power supply had not been followed and his right hand was trapped in the machine as a result.
He lost a significant amount of skin and badly fractured his thumb, which had to be pinned following surgery. He was unable to return to work for two months and could then only undertake light duties.
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