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Asim Qureshi sustained serious abrasions to his face and right leg, arm and shoulder when molten metal came into contact with him as he worked at a factory owned by JVM Castings - a company set up in 2006 - in Worcester in July 2010.
Mr Qureshi was operating a die cast machine when the material - which measured a temperature of around 650 degrees Celsius - sprayed out of the equipment and burned through his clothing.
It was later established by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) that a proper guard was not in place on the rear of the machine and, during a subsequent case heard at Worcester Magistrates' Court, JVM admitted breaching the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.
HSE inspector Tariq Khan observed: "As a result of the company's failings, a man has suffered serious injuries which could easily have been avoided."
Posted by Francesca Witney
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