Engineering Company Fined for Interlock Failings

arup associates, philip dowson, partner: wolfson building, somerville college, oxford 1965-1967A Forest of Dean engineering company has been fined after one of its employee injured his hand on a machine. The safety lock, according to reports, had been disabled.

The worker who does not wish to be named almost lost his finger while trying to clear metal debris from a large computer numerically controlled milling machine at Quickmach Engineering Pressings Ltd in Cinderford on the 12th of November 2012. If only the interlock switch had been working, the accident wouldn’t have happened.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) visited the company on the 6th of December 2012 and found out that the machine was still being used exactly the same way. The interlock had again been disabled.

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