Factory worker lost three fingers in machine accident

Accident at work could lead to compensation 2397

A factory worker suffered a serious hand injury in a recent work accident in Milton Keynes. Daniel Winters lost three fingers on his right hand during an accident while he operated a bubble wrap making machine at a factory managed by Sansetsu in Milton Keynes.

As part of his work Mr Winters was cleaning debris away when his arm got caught in the rotating parts of the equipment and then became trapped in between two of its rollers.

The 29-year-old man has been able to return to work after recovering from his injuries, but now has to fulfil a different role in the company due to his work accident.

An investigation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) established that no cover was in place over the dangerous section of the machine, and Karl Howes of the HSE said, "All machines should be guarded to prevent human contact with the dangerous parts."

Posted by Chris Stevenson

25/01/2012