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Self-employed central heating professional John Shields lost most of two fingers while carrying out work for Warwickshire County Council at its headquarters in Warwick in October 2009 when this incident occurred.
At the time, the 64-year-old was examining a heating pump in the basement plant room when his hand got dragged into the machinery and came into contact with its moving belts.
Consequently, two digits were amputated below the first knuckle and he has since been unable to return to his job due to the difficulty he has in completing everyday tasks.
Warwickshire County Council has now admitted breaching the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998, meaning Mr Shields could now seek civil damages.
This comes after an unnamed 21-year-old employee lost three fingers in an accident at work while operating machinery at the Adelaide Engineering Company in Greater Manchester.
Posted by Emily Swanson
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