Worker entangled in unguarded machine
Although minor injuries were sustained, Mr Humphries died of a heart attack shortly after the incident.
Had the company carried out a full risk assessment regarding the operation of the machine, it would have been established that there was a requirement for a guard to be fitted.
Inspector Matt Tyler from the HSE stated, "This incident could have been prevented had the company fitted a guard to the machine. The law clearly states that employers should take steps to protect employees from harm arising from their work. In the case of machinery, moving parts that could cause injury should be guarded, or made safe so that people cannot come into contact with them."
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