A concrete manufacturer has been fined £660,000 after a 43 year old maintenance fitter was killed when he became trapped by machinery.

Bath Magistrates’ Court heard how Jeffery Baulf, an employee of CPM Group, was carrying out maintenance work at the firm’s plant in Frome, Somerset on 3 October 2016.

A conveyor started moving and Baulf suffered fatal injuries when he became trapped.

During the investigation, HSE inspectors found that there was a spare key to a safety interlock system, which is designed so that the key is held “captive” when the machinery is operational.

More information at the HSE website here

Isolation failures led to crush death and £660,000 fine at precast plant

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