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Burns and scarring sustained during an accident at work may result in a personal injury compensation claim being launched by an employee in the construction sector.
Mark Rushbrook was building two new poultry units at a farm in Bedfordshire when his equipment came into contact with an overhead power cable, which resulted in him receiving an 11kv electrical shock.
As a result, the 24-year-old suffered internal muscle damage, as well as burns to his hands and stomach and an investigation into the incident - which occurred in June 2009 - found that the gable end of the structure was just 4.3 metres away from the power line.
This resulted in a case being heard at Luton Crown Court, in which the farm owners, as well as the sub-contractor of the project, admitted numerous breaches of health and safety regulations.
Recently, a 41-year-old man suffered burns to his hand in an accident at work at a factory owned by Celsa Manufacturing.
Posted by Craig Williams
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