Engineering firm fined more than £48,000 after falling object hits worker

Engineering firm Halifax Rack and Screw Cutting has been fined over £48,000 after a worker was struck on the head and suffered temporary blindness and longer term vision problems. The Brighouse-based firm was sentenced at Leeds Magistrates’ Court, which heard how, on 10 August 2016, the worker was hit by a heavy object falling from racking. An investigation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) found that the employee was using an overhead travelling crane to move an item within the factory. The crane was positioned above ... For the full story register now for free or login below...
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