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Hugo Valdes Vera lost part of three fingers when his left hand got trapped between two heated platens as her operated a multi-platen door press as part of his duties while working at premises owned by SIG Manufacturing in Derbyshire in February 2010.
The 37-year-old was loading and unloading doors with a colleague at the factory and an investigation conducted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) established that no guarding had been installed at the back of the equipment.
As a result of this accident, Mr Valdes Vera requires continuing hospital treatment and has not yet been able to return to his job.
Noelle Walker of the HSE observed: "This case demonstrates the importance of providing physical safety measures where they are practicable."
This comes after Ellen Yardley suffered a broken finger when her hand got caught in machinery while she worked for Thorntons.
Posted by Emily Swanson
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