Birmingham Magistrates’ Court has fined a Birmingham-based automotive company after pleading guilty to breaching Section 3(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974.
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) successfully prosecuted the company after investigating an incident where an employee suffered partial amputation to the third finger on his right hand, after his glove became caught in a drill bit of a machine.
The court heard that the company failed on several health and safety aspects. The HSE told the court that the firm failed to perform adequate training, risk assessments or a safe system of work.
The company was fined £27,000 and ordered to pay costs of £1,574 and a £120 victim surcharge.