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Wayne Marshall had his arm dragged into a poorly-guarded machine while employed by Derbyshire window manufacturer Frame Trade.
Plastic debris was blocking a sensor - which was stopping the appliance operating properly - and so Mr Marshall went inside the equipment to clear it out.
However, his sleeve got caught on a high speed cutter and as a result he sustained serious lacerations to his left forearm and damaged tendons in two fingers.
Health and Safety Executive inspector Berian Price noted the company had a duty of care to make sure the machine was guarded adequately.
"Although the corner cleaning machine had side panels, these were not fixed in place and staff were able to easily remove them or, if they had already been removed, just reach straight in," he added.
Mr Price went on to note Mr Marshall has not been shown how to isolate the power source properly, which would have prevented the accident from taking place.
Posted by Francesca Witney
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