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Oldbury firm fined £12,000 after worker had finger severed and skin ripped off hand

A metal processing firm in Oldbury has been fined £12,000 after an employee suffered life-changing injuries.

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Birmingham Magistrates Court

Independent Slitters Limited carries out metal slitting at the facility – a process that involves coils of metal being split into various lengths.

On May 3, 2022, Peter Daniels, a 53-year-old husband and father-of-one, had a finger severed and his right hand was degloved.

Degloving, also known as avulsion, happens when a large piece of your skin along with the layer of soft tissue right under it is partially or completely ripped from your muscles and connecting tissues.

Guidance by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) says employers should consider how workers use machinery and ensure it remains safe to use.

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