British Retail Marketer Fined after Worker is Crushed to Death

 

A British retail marketing company has been ordered to pay £118,500(188,000 USD) in fines and costs for serious safety failings after a worker at its Wakefield printing site was crushed to death, according to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).  Bezier Ltd., which employs some 700 people across nine UK sites, failed to heed warnings that could have saved the life of 49-year-old William Aveyard. [WCx]  The platen press involved in the incident is being modified by Bezier to improve the safety features of the machine
 
 
William Aveyard, of Shipley, Bradford, was trapped in a hand-fed press at the print site in Balne Lane, Wakefield, and pronounced dead at the scene.  Leeds Crown Court heard this month that Aveyard was using the press to cut out signs printed on corrugated card. It is thought he had climbed onto a moveable platen to remove waste following a misfeed. Aveyard received fatal injuries when the platen activated and crushed him against the fixed press.
 
 
An investigation by HSE found that Bezier failed to act on the knowledge they had of a fatal incident at a separate company a year earlier when a worker died after being crushed between the fixed and moveable parts of a similar hand-fed platen press.
 
 
Although Aveyard was experienced in the print industry, Bezier had failed to ensure he was adequately trained to use the machine. In addition there was no written safe system of work for the machine operators to access the press and deal with misfeeds.  HSE Inspector Andy Denison noted, “The sudden – and avoidable – death of Mr. Aveyard was a devastating blow for his family.
 
 
Bezier did not act on the knowledge they had of a similar incident. The need for a safe system of work was identified at a Bezier meeting in May 2007. In February 2008, an external health and safety consultant prepared a risk assessment and an action plan but again, the company failed to act.  “Accessing the machine to retrieve misfeeds created a serious and foreseeable risk of death or serious injury. Bezier were fully aware of those risks before this incident and failed to implement the required controls.” [WCx]
 
 
Bezier Ltd, a specialist in point-of-sale marketing, of Silkwood Park, Wakefield, pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing to breaching Section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974. They were fined £80,000(127,000 USD  with £38,501.83 (80,000 USD) in costs.

 

 

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British Manufacturer Sentenced after Worker Has Hand Crushed

A British manufacturing firm has been sentenced after a worker's hand was crushed in a metal press at a St Helens factory, according to a report from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).
 
 
Barry Kelleher lost his little finger and part of the palm on his right hand as a result of the incident at Crane Building Services and Utilities. The 47-year-old from Leigh also needed two skin grafting operations.
 
 
The owner of the factory, Crane Ltd, was prosecuted by HSE after an investigation found the machine could still be operated when a workers hand was underneath the mould. Note:  Physical guards and light curtains generally prevent a workers hand from entering the pinch point area.
 
 
Knowsley Magistrates Court in Huyton was told the machine had been installed at the factory on Delta Road in St Helens in 1967, but had not been upgraded to comply with modern health and safety laws.
 
 
Kelleher does not remember the incident on Jan. 19, 2011, which occurred while he was using the press to mold metal parts, used by the gas industry.
 
 
However, the HSE investigation concluded that the most likely explanation is that he inadvertently pressed the foot pedal on the machine while his hand was under the mould.
 
 
Crane Ltd pleaded guilty to a breach of the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 by failing to prevent workers from being able to access the dangerous parts of the machine while it was operating.
 
 
The company, of West Road in Ipswich, was fined $15,530 and ordered to pay $7,080.77 in prosecution costs.
 
 
Kelleher was off work for seven weeks as a result of his injuries, before returning to work initially for one day a week.
 
 
Kelleher was one of more than 3,800 workers who suffered a major injury while at work in the manufacturing industry in Great Britain in 2010/11. Another 27 lost their lives.
 
Note: machines should be designed so that when body parts are in or near a pinch point, the machine will not operate; machines are then said to be "fail safe." If an adjuster sees such an injury, they must make serious inquiry into whether the machine manufacturer should be brought into the situation as a third party or subrogee.
 
 
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Construction Director Prosecuted after Worker Injuries

A Pembroke Dock, Wales construction company and its director have been prosecuted after a labourer suffered serious injuries on a construction site, according to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).
 
 
Karl Kraus, 31, from Pembroke Dock was employed by Preseli Construction & Maintenance Ltd, and was working on the build of a large domestic property at Incline Way, Saundersfoot. (WCxKit)
 
 
Haverfordwest Magistrates Court heard that on March 25, 2010, Kraus was instructed to remove a concrete block that had been placed across a doorway. As he proceeded to throw the block, he fell backwards on to the balcony and then seven metres to the ground below.
 
 
An HSE investigation found that the three-story house was being built without scaffold or any form of fall prevention.
 
 
Preseli Construction & Maintenance Ltd. and its director, Christopher Newell, had failed to ensure that work at height was properly planned and supervised. They also failed to ensure that it was carried out in a safe manner.
 
 
Kraus spent six days in Morriston Hospital in Swansea where he underwent surgery to pin the bone in his left heel and was in a plaster cast for approximately ten months.  Still in constant pain and unable to walk on uneven ground without risking a fall, he is due to undergo further surgery to prevent any further damage to his foot, but his career in the construction industry is over.
 
 
Preseli Construction & Maintenance Ltd. of Waterloo Industrial Estate, Eastern Avenue, Pembroke Dock pleaded guilty to breaching Regulation 4(1) of the Work at Height Regulations 2005. It was fined $7,671.6 and ordered to pay costs of $1,519.37. (WCxKit)
 
 
Newell of The Glebe, Narberth Road, Tenby also pleaded guilty to breaching Section 37(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974. He was fined $ 2,557, with costs of $1,519.37. Newell is also disqualified from acting as a company director, managing or in any way controlling a company for at least two years.
 
 
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British Workers Injuries Lead to Penalties for Two Employers

A factory worker in Greater Manchester lost two fingers in a machine used to punch handles in plastic bags, a court has heard, according to a Health and Safety Executive report.
 
 
Karen Schoelzel's employer, Arrow Flexible Packaging Ltd, was prosecuted by the HSE after the incident at the plant on Clarence Street in Golborne.(WCxKit)
 
 
Trafford Magistrates Court in Sale heard the 53-year-old from Golborne was replacing the rubber insert under a cutting tool on Nov. 23, 2010 when the machine started operating.
 
 
The tool came down on her left hand and, as a result, she lost her entire index finger and her middle finger to below the second knuckle. Schoelzel has been unable to return to work nearly a year on.
 
 
HSE issued six Improvement Notices and one Prohibition Notice after an inspector visited the site following the incident. The notices required safety improvements to be made to machines at the factory, and prevented a printing press from operating until suitable guards had been installed.
 
 
The HSE investigation found suitable guards were not in place to prevent workers gaining access to the cutting tool while the machine was operating, and that it was common practice for employees to change the rubber on the tool without the power to the machine being cut.
 
 
The investigation was unable to confirm what caused the machine to start operating when the rubber insert was being replaced, but it found the buttons which operated it were unsuitable and could have been pressed by accident.(WCxKit)
 
 
Arrow Flexible Packaging Ltd. pleaded guilty to a breach of the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 by failing to prevent access to dangerous machine parts. The company was fined $2,393.1 and was ordered to pay 1,595.7 in prosecution costs on Oct. 28, 2011.
 
 
On average, 34 workers are killed and nearly 5,000 suffer major injuries in the manufacturing industry in Great Britain every year. Information on preventing injuries is available at www.hse.gov.uk/manufacturing.


British Employer Prosecuted after Employee is burned by Metal at Factory

A Staffordshire-based Great Britain aluminum casting company has been prosecuted after a man was burned by molten metal at its Worcester factory.
 
 
According to a report from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), Asim Qureshi, 41, from Worcester, was operating a die cast machine at JVM Castings Ltd's premises in Droitwich Road, when molten metal sprayed from the back of the machine. (WCxKit)
 
 
Worcester Magistrates' Court heard the 650 degrees Celsius molten material burned through Qureshi's clothing after landing on him.
 
 
He suffered serious burns to his right arm, shoulder, leg and face and was unable to work for two months. He has been left with scarring on his hand and leg. He is still receiving treatment for his burned skin.
 
 
A HSE investigation found the rear of the machine was unguarded and, while personal protective equipment is not a substitute for effective guarding, the operators' overalls and eye protection were unsuitable for the amount of molten metal spray.
 
 
The court heard there had been three similar previous incidents of molten aluminum blowbacks at the factory, one of which caused serious injuries to another employee seven months before the incident involving Mr Qureshi.
 
 
Speaking after the hearing, HSE inspector Tariq Khan noted, “Despite three previous incidents, one of which caused serious injuries to another worker, JVM Castings failed to learn from them and did not follow the recommendations of its own investigation.” (WCxKit)
 
 
JVM Castings (Worcester) Ltd, of Borman, Apollo, Tamworth, pleaded guilty recently to breaching Section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974. The company was fined £6,000 ($9,300) and ordered to pay £4,000 ($6,200)costs.

 

 
 
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University Fined for Putting Individuals at Risk of Exposure to Asbestos

Lincoln University in Great Britain has been fined for putting staff, students and contractors at risk of exposure to asbestos.
 
 
According to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), the failings came to light in February of 2010 when a lecturer became trapped in a room after a door lock broke. She enlisted the help of a colleague to release her and once freed, they noticed debris around the door handle. (WCxKit)
 
 
They notified the university's health and safety department which examined the door and others in the area, and discovered most were lined with asbestos insulating board (AIB), and that some were damaged.
 
 
The university notified HSE, which carried out its own investigation. It was found that a number of areas across the university's estate had been subject to asbestos surveys over a number of years and many areas were found to contain asbestos-containing materials or even asbestos debris, yet no remedial action had been taken.
 
 
Lincoln University Higher Education Corporation, of Brayford Pool, Lincoln, pleaded guilty to two counts of breaching Regulation 5(1) of the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 at Lincoln Magistrates Court. The university was fined $15,629 and ordered to pay $19,939.77 costs.
 
 
After the hearing at Lincoln Magistrates Court, HSE inspector Edward Walker noted, "Exposure to asbestos fibers is a well-known health hazard that results in approximately 4,000 deaths a year. (WCxKit)
 
 
"The university had an asbestos management plan but had failed to follow it and failed to take appropriate steps to manage the risks associated with asbestos over a number of years, putting staff, students and contractors at risk of potential exposure."
 
 
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British Safety Watchdog Challenges Construction Industry

Britain's safety watchdog is challenging the construction industry to learn from the London 2012 construction project and improve the safety record of one of the most dangerous occupations in Britain.
 
 
A report from the Health and Safety Executive's Leadership and worker involvement on the Olympic Park research, published recently, shows how the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) adopted an inclusive no scapegoating approach to managing risks that could be adapted to any project – irrespective of its size or budget. It is the first in a series of research reports that HSE will publish as part of the London 2012 Learning Legacy. (WCxKit)
 
 
HSE started working with the ODA soon after London was awarded the 2012 Olympic and Paralympics Games and set out very clear targets of what standards were expected, encouraging strong leadership and sharing of good practice. The ODA's top level commitment to health and safety was made clear from the outset and helped create a safe working environment for the thousands of workers on site.
 
 
The London 2012 Games construction project has shown that building projects on time and within budget does not mean compromising on the health and safety of your workers. HSE has received reports of only 114 injuries and eight dangerous occurrences that occurred during the 66 million hours of work, as of October 2011.
 
 
Stephen Williams, HSE's director for London 2012, noted, "The report shows how strong leadership and worker involvement are key to a safer working environment. The ODA's creation of a no scapegoating culture allowed workers to raise issues without fear of reprisal, learning lessons to apply across the site and reducing the risk in hazardous activities.
 
 
"The construction industry has for many years been one of the most dangerous in which to earn a living. London 2012 is important because it shows it doesn't have to be that way. No matter what size your organization, no matter what size your project, small changes in the way you operate can have a huge impact on the health and safety of your workers. (WCxKit)
 
 
I want the rest of the construction industry to follow London's lead.”
 
 
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New Incident Reporting Procedures for Britain

British businesses have been reminded about new incident reporting arrangements that were introduced starting September 12, according to information from Health and Safety Executive HSE
 
 
Only fatal and major injuries and incidents will be able to be reported by phone to the HSE, with all other work-related injuries and incidents reportable under RIDDOR to be reported via one of a suite of seven online forms available on the HSE website. (WCxKit)
 
 
According to Trevor Carlile, director of HSE of Strategy, "This should not be a significant change for many, as more than half of reportable injuries are already notified to HSE through the website. The new forms are intuitive, quick, and easy to complete. The most important thing is that there will still be somebody at the end of the phone to assist those who are reporting a traumatic event that has resulted in a death or major injury.”
 
 
Later this month, the HSE Infoline telephone service currently providing basic information services to callers will end. Instead, from September 30, those seeking information and official guidance will be directed to the HSE website – a huge knowledge bank where they can access and download resources and use interactive web tools free of charge. Various improvements have been made to the HSE website to coincide with the closure of Infoline. (WCxKit)
 
 
There is clearer information on what HSE does and does not do, so people can check that HSE is the right organization to assist them, and expanded'question & answe' sections for the most frequent health and safety enquiries such as those on RIDDOR reporting and First Aid.
 

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Britains HSE Unveils Offshore Safety Represenative Regulations Report

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) recently released the report on the Inspection Project conducted in 2010 looking at compliance with, and the effectiveness of, the offshore Safety Representative regulations, "Offshore Installations (Safety Representatives and Safety Committees) Regulations 1989", commonly referred to as SI971.
 
 
According to a report from HSE, the findings of the report show that significant numbers of 'duty holders' (Installation owners and or operators) are falling short of the mark and in a few cases are well below the standard expected. In particular, duty holders are found to be failing to properly consult workers on issues affecting health and safety, a cornerstone to engaging and involving workers in health and safety matters. (WCxKit)
 
 
RMT Regional Organizer Jake Molloy noted, "We've had these regulations for 22 years now and for each and every one of those 22 years industry stakeholders have been speaking about ways of improving 'workforce involvement' in health and safety. What this report shows is the industry is fundamentally failing to involve workers in health and safety matters, as the most basic element in that process – consultation – is not occurring. It's clear the duty holders are either reluctant or unwilling to properly consult; after all they've had 22 years to get in the way of it! It's therefore time the Safety Reps were adequately equipped to fully engage with duty holders and compel them to consult with the workforce. To do this the scope of training for safety reps must be improved." (WCxKit)
 
 
In the "Conclusions" of the HSE report it states; "An area where DHs (Duty Holders) often failed to involve SRs (Safety reps) was in consultation. DHs should review their own practice on consultation to make sure they maximize the opportunities for SR involvement in decisions that affect health and safety." 
 
 
To see the full report, visit: http://www.oilc.org/si971_2011.pdf .
 
 
 
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Changes Aim for Swifter Justice over British Welsh Workplace Dealths

More health and safety prosecutions will take place before Inquest as changes to a key agreement between those who investigate and prosecute work-related deaths seek to speed up justice in England and Wales.
 
 
According to a report from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), only in exceptional circumstances are cases currently taken before an Inquest by regulators other than the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS). Health and safety offences are only usually brought at this stage if they are being tried in conjunction with manslaughter-related charges. (WCxKit)
 
 
The revised protocol will allow prosecution before Inquest where manslaughter or homicide charges are not relevant – if it is considered appropriate and in the interest of justice.
 
 
The changes to the Work-Related Deaths Protocol (WRDP), which took effect Oct. 1, should mean that bereaved families see a swifter resolution to some prosecutions. They are being announced by the Work Related Deaths National Liaison Committee (NLC) and are supported by the Coroners Society.
 
 
Richard Daniels, chair of the NLC, noted, "All signatories are committed to seeking justice for bereaved family members, when a work-related death has occurred and someone should be held to account. The change will help us deliver this justice more effectively and sooner in less complex cases.
 
 
"The NLC has worked closely with the Coroners Society to agree the changes and they support this swifter resolution of prosecutions in some cases. We also welcome the Maritime and Coastguard Agency and the Chief Fire Officers Association as formal signatories of the revised protocol."
 
 
The change is not mandatory and it is up to each signatory organization to decide how they will implement it (WCxKit)
 
 
Set up in 1998, the NLC has greatly improved the communication and collaborative working between all members when involved with a work- related death. It will be welcoming the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) and the Chief Fire Officers Association (CFOA, on behalf of fire and rescue services) as new signatories as part of a number of changes to the protocol.

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British Street Light Worker Fined for Toddler Injury

A British toddler was injured when part of a streetlight was dropped by a workman in Hackney as she was passing underneath, a court has heard.
 
 
According to a report from The Health and Safety Executive (HSE), one-year-old Taahyra Kasham was being pushed along a London street in her pram by her mum, Rajna, when a reflector from a streetlight hit her on the head. (WCxKit)
 
 
Street light operative Joseph Parker, 25, who at the time of the incident lived in Romford, Essex, was fined after HSE found he had not erected temporary barriers around the lamp while he was working.
 
 
City of London Magistrates Court heard Parker was instructed by his employers, Volker Highways Limited, to investigate a faulty street lamp on Gillett Square in Hackney on Jan. 20, 2010.
 
 
However, when he detached the reflector at the top of the lamp post it fell toward the mother and daughter below. The one-year-old needed stitches to her wound, but her mum escaped unhurt.
 
 
The HSE investigation found the incident was entirely preventable. Temporary barriers should have been used to segregate pedestrians from the work area around the lamp before Mr. Parker dismantled the reflector. (WCxKit)
 
 
Parker, who at the time of the incident lived in Boxmoor Road, Romford, Essex, pleaded guilty to breaching Section 7(a) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974. He was fined $3,539.48 and ordered to pay costs of $4,545.13
 

 
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