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According to Wigan Today, Shelly Quinn suffered a fractured jaw when a door slammed shut on her as she was operating a forklift truck at the Asda Distribution Centre in Skelmersdale in March 2007.
Following this incident, Asda - which has more than 3,000 stores in seven different countries worldwide - was found to have breached the Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992 and was issued with a fine of £20,000.
Therefore, Ms Quinn may decide to pursue a civil claim after it was established that the employer was liable for the injuries she sustained during the accident.
The rules broken by Asda state that "every workplace, including the equipment, devices and systems in that workplace shall be maintained in an efficient state, in efficient working order and in good repair", which was not the case in this instance.
Posted by Craig Williams
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