A tape supply company has been fined for safety failings after an employee suffered crush injuries to his hand whilst operating a cutting press.
Watford Magistrates’ Court heard how in January 2014 an employee of Stokvis Tapes UK of Tring was operating a cutting press when his hand slipped under the guard which was not appropriately set.
His hand was crushed between the bed of the machine and the handle of the cutting plate holder.
Stokvis Tapes UK, of Tring Industrial Estate, Icknield Way, Tring was fined a total of £15,000, and ordered to pay £2,332 in costs after pleading guilty to an offence under Section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act, 1974.
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