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Personal injury compensation of around £5,000 has been awarded to an employee of a golf club in the Midlands following an accident at work.
According to the Coventry Telegraph, the anonymous green keeper at the Warwickshire Golf and Country Club in Leek had part of his left index finger severed as he attempted to remove a stuck ball from a washing machine in June 2010.
The man disabled the guard on the equipment in order to displace the blockage, but his hand was then pulled up inside the machine and came into contact with its moving components.
Officials from Warwick District Council's environmental health department found that the club had not provided the man with adequate information on health and safety regulations there.
This comes after an unnamed 60-year-old man lost two fingers during an accident at work at food production company Tulip in Lincolnshire, meaning he could be eligible to seek damages for his ordeal.
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