`A laundry engineer was trapped in a washing machine in chest-high hot water after he got stuck while trying to repair it.
Raymond Bloomer, 42, suffered burns and torn ligaments when he became tangled in clothing and was pinned to the back wall of the washer.
Sheffield JPs heard he was caught for 20 minutes before a colleague heard his cries.
Laundry firm Abbey Glen admitted breaching Health and Safety regulations and was fined £5,000 for having no rescue procedure in place.
A spokesman said: “We learned a serious lesson.”’