Carpenter in court after trainee’s fingers were severed
09 November 2015
The owner of a Bedfordshire joinery and carpentry business pleaded guilty to failing to report an accident, where a person had two fingers amputated, which had occurred at his workshop.
Alex Defeo, a woodworking trainee, was employed at Fabs Designs’ workshop in Bedford, when the incident occurred on 4 December 2012.
On Wednesday 4 November 2015, Luton Magistrates’ Court was told that Mr Pasqualone did not report the incident, as is required by law. HSE only became aware of it at a later stage through Mr Defeo’s family.
This was a requirement for all employers under Regulation 3(1) of the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995.
Fabio Pasqualone Trading as Fabs Designs, of 110 Risborough Road Bedford, was fined £200 and ordered to pay £500 in costs.