Former Grimsby Town footballer Tony Gallimore’s thumb was chopped off at salmon processor Seachill

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Seachill faces fine after football legend lost part of his thumb to an extraction fan.

Grimbsy Live reports that famous former football player Grimsby Town Tony Gallimore was the victim of a workplace accident at the salmon processor Seachill.

Seachill PHOTO: Owen Evans

Carrera Engineering Services ANA and Seachill contractor company now face fines.

Gallimore was working on an extraction fan that should have been isolated but was not, leading to part of his right thumb being amputated in 2017, it reported.

Seachill admitted a charge of failing to ensure the health, safety and welfare of workers not in their employment at Grimsby Magistrates’ Court. Carrera Engineering Services also admits a similar charge.

Tony Gallimore played left-back from 1990 to 2007 at teams such as Stoke City, Carlisle United and Grimsby Town, making more than 500 appearances in the Football League.