A company in Northumberland has been fined thousands of pounds after an apprentice had to have his finger amputated.
The 18-year-old's left hand was crushed in machinery during the third year of his apprenticeship at Miller UK Ltd in March 2013.
Bedlington Magistrates' fined the firm £8,000 and ordered them to pay £894.95 in costs.
The teenager was working on a large guillotine cutting a piece of metal at the premises in Cramlington, which was held in place between the blade and cutting table by mechanical clamps.
As he loaded metal into the machine, his left hand got stuck between the clamps and the blade.
As well as having his index finger amputated, he also broke another finger.
A Hartlepool firm has been fined after a worker suffered radiation burns.
The man from Redcar, who has not been named, has severe tissue damage to the middle, ring and little fingers of his right hand after the incident in September 2012.
The Health and Safety Executive prosecuted his employers, Mistras ETS Ltd for 'serious safety failings.'
The worker was employed at the Mistras ETS Ltd’s Graythorpe Industrial Estate premises in Hartlepool, where the company provides industrial radiography services, including x-rays.
The firm was fined £30,000 and ordered to pay £4,930 in costs.
No further action will be taken against the Beamish open-air museum after the death of a seven year old boy.
Karl Doran, from Darlington, died after falling off a steam engine being driven by his dad, a volunteer at the museum, in July 2012.
In December an inquest jury returned a verdict of accidental death.
The Health and Safety Executive today confirmed there will be no further enforcement action.