After a worker was hurt when a milling machine collapsed on him, Dyson was fined more than a million pounds.
The technology corporation admitted to breaking health and safety rules and was sentenced to pay £1.2 million as a result.
James Hole, an inspector for the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), stated that the event “might have been fatal.”
The event at Dyson’s facility in Malmesbury, Wiltshire, left the employee “thankful” that he or she was “not more badly wounded,” according to the company.
When the event happened in August 2019, the worker and a coworker were transporting a 1.5 tonne milling machine, according to testimony presented before Swindon Magistrates Court.
It toppled when they were repairing several wheels with wooden blocks after lifting it with a five-ton jack.
According to the HSE, the individual was hit, suffering injuries to his head and chest.
According to its investigations, Dyson had not given its employees “appropriate and adequate knowledge, guidance, and training.”
Only because the machine fell on two toolboxes and the handle of another machine did the man avoid being crushed.
According to Mr. Hole, “those in charge of the job have an obligation to assess the risks, develop safe working procedures, and give the appropriate information, instruction, and training to their staff.”
“This tragedy and the associated injuries might have been averted had a sufficient safe system of work been in place,” he continued.
In addition to confirming that the individual has now returned to work, Dyson stated that health and safety are its “number one concern.”
“As an engineering firm, we employ sophisticated, frequently large machinery, and we take care to do it safely.
It issued a statement saying, “We sincerely apologize that this occurred and we accept the court’s verdict today.