A manufacturing company based in Dorset has been prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), after an employees arm was crushed in a work accident.
Thirty four year old David James from Weymouth was working for Aden Pro Form Ltd, at their workshop in Wareham and was working alongside a colleague on a machine producing metal components for commercial roofing.
Bournemouth Crown Court was told that Mr. James was feeding metal sheets into the machine when his arm became trapped in the mechanism; he was quickly freed by colleagues and rushed to hospital for treatment.
Mr. James suffered life changing injuries in the accident and has since left the metal fabrication industry.
Aden Pro Form Ltd, of Parkstone Road, in Poole, was fined £15,000 after admitting a breach of the Health and Safety at Work Act and also ordered to pay court costs totalling £17,104, following a successful prosecution by the HSE at Bournemouth Crown Court.
Speaking after the court hearing a HSE inspector stated that companies must ensure that staff training was kept up to date and that workers adopted a safe way of working at all times.