A butchers has been fined after a worker suffered deep lacerations to one his hands when working.

Bristol Magistrates Court heard how the worker was cutting beef bones on a band saw at the time of the incident when he suffered deep lacerations to his left hand.

The supplied safety devices on the band saw were not in use at the time of the incident as the worker had not been adequately trained to use them.

An investigation by the Health and Safety Executive found that the butchers had not provided the right training to the worker in order to complete the task safely; the company also failed to appropriately assess the risks posed by the task or have the appropriate level of supervision in place when this task was being carried out.

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Bristol Butchers fined after worker suffers hand injuries