Will Watson, director of Neath Port Talbot Recycling Ltd
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Neath Port Talbot Recycling fined £90,000 after worker loses arm

A recycling firm has been fined £90,000 after an employee lost an arm in an accident which the Health and Safety Executive says was "waiting to happen".

Neath Port Talbot Recycling Ltd was also ordered to pay £50,000 costs following the incident in 2011.

Swansea Crown Court heard a similar incident happened in 2007 and over the following years the firm had been warned about its health and safety measures.

Company director Will Watson told BBC Wales reporter Cemlyn Davies the firm "very much regrets" what happened to employee Stephen John.

  • 25 Oct 2013
  • From the section Wales