A meat processing firm has been fined after two workers had their fingers amputated by machines. A 37-year-old employee was working on the Lorne sausage processing line at what was then the Halls of Scotland factory on Glenburn Road, Prestwick. He tried to clear a blockage by pushing the meat down into the mincer but…

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The owners of a farm in Perthshire have been fined £4,000 for a series health and safety failings which led to an employee losing part of his leg after it was crushed under more than a tonne of concrete. Worker William Thomson, 33, became trapped under the 1.3-tonne wall panel when it tipped over during…

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Cargilfield School has been fined following an incident where a pupil sustained severe cuts to his middle and index finger on his right hand and serious tendon damage, when using a band saw. Edinburgh Sheriff Court heard that, between 1 September 2015 and 2 November 2017, in the Construction Design and Technology Workshop at Cargilfield…

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The owner of a hotel has been handed a nine-month sentence after putting ‘anyone staying on the premises at risk of death or serious injury,’ following a lengthy investigation. Alan Diamond, owner of the Cornhill Hotel in Blackpool, has been given a nine-month sentence suspended for 18 months after a two-year long investigation by Lancashire…

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