Work man with broken foot lucky to be alive

Broken foot to lead to damages claim 2413

An accident at work that left a man with a broken foot may result in him pursuing a claim for accident compensation.

The unnamed mechanical fitter sustained the fracture while working at Drax Power Station in North Yorkshire in March 2010 when a 13kg weight dropped a distance of around four metres from an overhead crane onto him.

Despite the fact he was wearing reinforced safety boots, the employee still suffered this serious injury and an investigation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) found the weight had not been properly secured in place.

Also, it was established that the crane in question had not undergone a full service for nine months.

HSE inspector Andy Denison commented, "The injured worker is luck to be alive, and fortunate to have suffered only a broken foot."

Recently, Stephen Thompson fractured his leg in four places during an accident at work at Green Marine in Southampton.

Posted by Emily Swanson

03/02/2012