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A claim for compensation could be launched against a wood firm in Lincolnshire following an accident at work that left a production operative with a severe hand injury.
The unnamed 20-year-old employee of Kestrel Timber Frame severed part of his left thumb while using a circular saw at the company's depot in Market Depping in May of last year.
At the time of this incident, the man was cutting insulation foam when his hand became caught in the blade of the machinery. He subsequently had to take seven weeks off work due to his injury.
During an investigation conducted by the Health and Safety Executive, it was established that the firm allowed employees to manually remove the guard on this piece of equipment, as its height adjustment mechanism was broken.
Recently, an anonymous 60-year-old man had two fingers severed during an accident at work at a factory managed by food production company Tulip in Lincolnshire.
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