Cleaner to seek damages for crushed hand?

Numerous broken bones sustained during an accident at work could lead to a cleaner pursuing a claim for personal injury compensation.

Richard Beane suffered a serious hand injury while working for SGA House Services - a firm established more than ten years ago in East Anglia - at a vegetable packing plant owned by Watton Produce in October 2010.

At the time of the incident, Mr Beane was cleaning the conveyor belt of a processing machine when his left hand got trapped between its moving parts and was crushed.

The 34-year-old was subsequently off work for nine months and has been left with just 45 per cent use of the damaged part of his body.

An investigation conducted by the Health and Safety Executive found that both SGA and Watton had failed to provide sufficient safety standards for workers.

Paul Unwin of the body commented: "Organisations have a duty to protect their own workforce as well as contracted staff working on their premises."

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23/01/2012 15:42