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Started by: GOLDEN BEAR (4157) 

Hi chip pon,, I have just been reading something or someone named ( TONKER) i cannot see what he writes ,but on the subject of a bloke trapping his fingers , He was a member of our union ( TGWU) HE WORKED at the start of the process which was just after the "CUPPA PRESS" WHICH P[pressed a flat disc ,then onto the draw and wall iron macjhine in which these disc were rammed into small cups then thro the draw iron machine now as it happened this day one of the lines was down for maintenance apparently there was NO board tied to the machine saying so ,and this lad saw a can squashed and decided to pull it out ! At that very same time the fitter at the back of machine """inched the machine forward and at that moment the lads fingers were sliced off like a knife thro warm butter , W e gathered up his fingers and he first went to the nurses station in open top factory then onto hospital , I was one of the shop stewards who assisted him in claim later on which by way he won , if my memory serves me right i think he left METAL BOX and went driving on the buses . did this tonker guy work there ????As i said earlier i worked in the SPRAYROOM was like being in helll confined area very,very noisy , and fumes well thats another story for you another day chip pon i am curious about your nom de plume too !!!!!!! stay safe G.B.

Replied: 15th May 2021 at 14:48

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