Worker handling catalytic converters left with awful life-changing injuries by incident


A worker who was processing catalytic converters was left with life-changing injuries by an incident at her Essex workplace, which has now incurred a large fine.

Elena Troia lost her right arm as a result of the “wholly avoidable” incident at FJ Church and Sons.

She has been unable to work since.

The company has admitted breaching Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations and it has been ordered to pay a £200,000 fine plus £5,125 in costs.

Stratford Magistrates Court was told during the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) prosecution last month that 34-year-old Troia was working at FJ Church and Sons’ recycling facility in Rainham, Essex, to process old catalytic converters using a sampling machine.



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