Trent-on-Stoke, United Kingdom - Michelin Tyres plc were fined Â£100 000 (â‚¬146 295) and ordered to pay costs of Â£12 500 by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) after a worker caught his hand in an industrial machine.
The tyre maker pleaded guilty in January to a breach of the Provision & Use of Work Equipment Regulations which complies employers to prevent access to any dangerous machinery parts or stop the movement of the parts.
The Michelin employee, Kenny Beech, lost three fingers in September 2004 when his hand was caught in a machine.
A safety guard had previously been removed and other modifications made to the equipment which left a moving part exposed.
''Michelin Tyres plc failed to ensure that all safety measures were in place on their work equipment,'' HSE investigating inspector Janice Dale said.