Vehicle technician fractured two ribs in work accident

Broken bones may lead to compensation pursuit 2188

A technician sustained fractured ribs in an accident at work in Martlesham, Suffolk. Trevor Muffett suffered two fractured ribs when he became trapped under a lorry while he carried out a routine vehicle check at Orwell Truck and Van.

At the time of this accident, the 60-year-old vehicle technician was working underneath the lorry when a strut supporting the cab gave way; meaning that part of the vehicle fell on top of him.

In a subsequent case heard at Ipswich Magistrates' Court, his employer admitted breaching Section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974. Mr Muffett who had to take six weeks off work due to his injuries, can now claim compensation for broken bones as the Court decision will support a successful claim for damages.

Recently, Ancient Press House in Ipswich was punished following an accident at its premises in which worker John Stagg severed a finger.

Posted by Chris Stevenson

12/08/2011