Machine accident caused crush injury at work

Arm injury to result in damages claim 2326

An unnamed 56-year-old factory employee suffered crush injuries to his left hand and a part of his body when his arm was dragged into an industrial conveyor belt, while he worked for Amcol Minerals Europe in Winsford in March 2010.

Just before the accident, the man was helping to clean the machinery when he climbed up a ladder to reach its gantry, before checking that all residue had been removed.

However, when the equipment started up, his hand was forced into its rotating parts of the machine causing the accident. He subsequently had to take several weeks off due to the severity of his injuries.

He could now claim compensation for his crush injuries from the company's liability insurance; which all companies in England are required to carry by law.

Recently in another work accident, Daniel Elliot hurt his arm when he fell from a height of 5.5 metres from a farm roof in Wales while working for Towy Valley Fabrications.

By Chris StevensonADNFCR-1500-ID-801232779-ADNFCR

07/12/2011