Forest Garden fined after worker injures hand

Manufacturer of garden timber products, Forest Garden Group, has been fined after a worker sustained a serious injury to his left hand at its Lockerbie sawmill site.

Forest Garden fined after worker injures hand

Dumfries Sheriff Court heard how, in March 2014, while working at Forest’s premises in Stevens Croft, Lockerbie, the agency worker’s left hand was pulled into a twin band re-saw machine for cutting wood after it made contact with either the powered in-feed roller or the saw blade, causing injuries to his index and middle finger.

Forest Sawmills Limited, of Hartlebury, Kiddermister was fined a total of £7,000, after pleading guilty to an offence under Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998, Regulations 11(1) and (2).

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