Burns and scarring to result in compensation pursuit?

Burns and scarring to result in compensation pursuit

Burns and scarring sustained by three men in an accident at work may lead to the trio seeking personal injury compensation.

Martin Soanes and two fellow unnamed sub-contractors were operating at the Molson Coors Brewing Company's premises in Burton-on-Trent for a specialist engineering company when a faulty valve emitted 6,000 litres of caustic soda.

This substance soaked the three men - who were attempting to fix a fault on the connection from the detergent tank - and one of the anonymous employees suffered 25 per cent burns to his body.

Meanwhile, Mr Soanes was temporarily without his vision and their colleague was subject to minor burns and irritation to his eyes.

In a case heard at Cannock Magistrates' Court, Molson Coors admitted breaking the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, meaning the men may now seek civil damages.

This represents the second accident at this plant in quick succession, after Peter Jackson sustained broken bones in an incident there in May 2008.

Posted by Chris StevensonADNFCR-1500-ID-800697286-ADNFCR

11/08/2011 16:52