A Devon textile manufacturer that shelved plans to repair a machine’s “light curtain” guarding device has appeared in the dock after a 21 year old worker’s hand was drawn between two rotating rollers.

Heathcoat Fabrics, which makes engineered textiles used in PPE, was fined £300,000 after employee Anthony Seward sustained severe crush injuries as he prepared a stenter – a machine that dries cloth – for the next shift. He did not realise that the rollers were on and his left hand was pulled into the machine. As [...]

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Airbnb ‘deathtrap’ lands woman with £6000 fine & suspended sentence

A woman who advertised a ‘deathtrap’ holiday home on Airbnb has been handed a six-month prison sentence, suspended for 18 months and told to pay nearly £6,000 in fines. The property, belonging to a Jean Hendy, breached fire regulations with: toxic tiles no emergency lighting the wrong locks a fire extinguisher that hadn’t been tested [...]

By |2017-08-30T12:34:53+01:00August 30th, 2017|Uncategorised|