Chocolate company fined after worker’s finger isamputated
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Subject: Chocolate company fined after worker’s finger is amputated
A chocolate company has been fined after one of it’s 41 year old worker had an accident at work where his finger was severed in an unguarded machine.
The accident happened when he was cleaning a depositor – a machine which pipes liquid chocolate into moulds. He had removed the rotors and reached up to check the stirrer cavity was clean but the stirrers were still rotating. His left index finger became trapped and was partially severed. It had to be fully amputated later in hospital.
As a result, the man was unable to work for three months. Later investigations found that the machine was only partially guarded. The company was fined £5,000 and ordered to pay costs of £3,485.
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