Pirelli fined £500k for safety failure at UK plant

Carlisle, UK – Pirelli Tyres Ltd has been fined £512,000 (€574,000) after two employees were badly injured by the same machine at its production factory in Carlisle.

The employees suffered broken arms in separate incidents – in November 2013 and August 2015 – at the tire plant in north-west England.

Both had been caught by a roller on the same stripline machine, the UK’s Health and Safety Executive (HSE) further reported.

A HSE investigation found that the machine, which was manufactured by Pirelli in 2003, was not properly guarded,…

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