A manufacturing company based in Gloucester has been fined after an incident at its site resulted in Petr Jelinek having his fingers and part of his palm severed.

Cheltenham Magistrates’ Court heard how Petr Jelinek, an employee of Mercury Specialist Frames Limited was in the process of using an Omga chop saw when the blade fell onto his right hand, severing the fingers of his right hand above the knuckles.

An investigation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) into the incident which occurred on 2 August 2016 found that the company failed to provide sufficient information and instruction, and there were no risk assessments or safe systems of work in place.

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Manufacturing company fined after worker’s hand was partially severed

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