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Firm fined £10,000 after worker crushed

AN engineering company has been fined £10,000 after admitting failing to ensure the health and safety of its employees after a steel lathe crushed an employee who was relocating it within its Greenock factory.

Three employees at the Devol Engineering Limited factory in Clarence Street, Greenock, were relocating the steel lathe on February 28 , 2012, when it toppled on to one of them, causing him severe injury.

The case was investigated by the Health and Safety Executive, which found there was no risk assessment done and the system of work was unsafe.

Devol Engineering Limited pled guilty at Greenock Sheriff Court to a contravention of Section 2 of the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974.

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