A butcher's shop and its manager have been fined for an accident in which a 15-year-old boy lost part of his arm in a mincing machine.
Sam Ashworth was stuck for two hours
Sam Ashworth was stuck for two hours in the machine at J and B Fitton butcher's shop in Oldham, Greater Manchester.
J and B Fitton were fined £18,000 by Oldham magistrates and ordered to pay £2,140 costs. Manager Darrel Lees was fined £2,500 and must pay £2,140 costs.
A guard on the mincing machine had been removed, an investigation found.
The firm and Mr Lees admitted breaching health and safety legislation at the shop in Higher Crompton.
Sam had a Saturday job at the butcher's shop
John Rice, acting assistant director of environmental services at Oldham Council, said the accident was "horrific and avoidable".
The teenager had a Saturday job at the shop on Rochdale Road when the accident happened in September 2006.
Surgeons from the Royal Oldham Hospital were called to J and B Fitton to help Sam.
They decided to amputate his right arm at the shop, before he was taken to hospital for further surgery.