Firm fined as man crushed.
A WARWICKSHIRE manufacturing company has been fined after an employee was crushed. International Automotive Components, of Gorsey Lane, Coleshill, was fined after the worker was injured in a guarded area of a carpet-forming machine on September 30 last year.
The injured man had only been in the job for two weeks and had been promoted from operator to tool changer.
Nuneaton Magistrates Court heard the employee became trapped when the top hood of the press descended on him.
The company was fined PS7,000 and ordered to pay PS2,190 in costs after pleading guilty to an offence under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.
Speaking after the hearing, HSE Inspector John Glynn said: "It is no exaggeration to say the employee has been extremely fortunate to escape death."