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Workers injured at Haverhill factory after ‘bad’ advice




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A specialist health and safety company has been found guilty of failing to ensure that workers at a Haverhill furniture factory were protected.

Worksafe Training Consultancy had denied two offences under the Health and Safety at Work Act but were convicted by a jury at Ipswich Crown Court on Thursday.

During a four day trial, the court heard allegations from the Health and

Safety Executive that Worksafe had provided “bad advice” to management at Jan Cavelle Furniture in Rookwood Way, Haverhill.

The prosecution was brought after two workers, Caine Heathcote and Stefan Puricel, were injured operating two woodworking machines in 2014, said James Hodivala, prosecuting.

The jury heard that Worksafe had sub contracted to a consultant the provision of advice about current health and safety requirements to the factory.

The company, based in Bury St Edmunds, is due to be sentenced next month.



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