Firth Rixson Forgings' £25,000 bill after saw cuts off worker's fingers
A DERBYSHIRE engineering company must pay more than £25,000 for safety breaches after an employee severed the tips of two fingers on a saw.
The incident happened at Firth Rixson Forgings, in Darley Dale, when Anthony Baker, 52, was cleaning the saw.
Chesterfield magistrates heard the saw had not been switched off properly and when the blade moved, his glove got caught and his hand was dragged in.
Mr Baker, of Darley Dale, lost the tips of two fingers on his right hand in the incident, which happened on May 20, 2011.
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An investigation by the Health and Safety Executive also found the saw blade was not guarded.
Firth Rixson yesterday pleaded guilty to breaching safety regulations and was fined £20,000 and ordered to pay £5,894 costs.
Speaking after the hearing, HSE inspector Berian Price said: "The machines have now been guarded but it is unfortunate a man had to suffer a painful injury before this happened."