£10,000 fine for injury to firm’s worker

A FIFE engineering company has been fined £10,000 after a lathe weighing more than a tonne toppled onto a man’s leg.

The sheriff sentencing the firm said the exercise was “doomed to fail” and described it as “Heath Robinson.” Craig Stewart (22), worked for AG Brown Ltd, a metal fabrication company with a previously unblemished safety record, which specialises in making metal products for the oil and gas and construction industries.

At Kirkcaldy Sheriff Court last Thursday AG Brown Ltd pleaded guilty to failing to ensure Mr Stewart’s safety, failing to make suitable risk assessments, and failing to provide a safe system of working.

 

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