Safety Smart Monthly Update June 2021

Monday, June 14, 2021

If you missed out on our last newsletter - never fear! we've pulled together all the information in this blog post and there's plenty to catch up on!

National Forklift Safety Day 

June 8th was National Forklift Safety Day with all businesses who use the machinery being encouraged to get involved, share guidance and take action to make sites safer. 

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Forklift Safety: Tip overs the number 1 killer of forklift operators 

Forklift tip-over was the focus of the UK’s inaugural Forklift Safety Day. And with good reason.

According to the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (OSHA), tipping accidents are the biggest single cause of fatalities (42%) among forklift operators.

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Engineering firm fined after a worker suffered multiple injuries 

An engineering company has been sentenced after a 37-year-old worker became entangled and pulled into a CNC lathe. The employee was working on a Hankook CNC lathe setting up a workpiece on a jig which was held in the chuck and on the steady at the company’s site at Lyme Street, Rotherham.

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£787,500 fine after worker suffers the loss of thumb and fingers

Food manufacturer, Young’s Seafood Limited, has been fined after a worker was trapped by a mixing machine.

A 59-year-old worker was creating the mix for fish cakes at the company’s Humberstone Road factory in Grimsby, Grimsby Crown Court was told. 

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Construction firm director fined after 17-year-old worker fell from height

Wayne McKnight (trading as RJE Construction) has been fined for safety breaches after a young worker fell from a mezzanine floor to the ground below.

The worker and two others were building the mezzanine floor at a site in Neepsend Lane, Sheffield

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