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An accident at work that resulted in a man requiring an arm amputation could lead to him pursuing a personal injury compensation settlement.
James McKay's arm was crushed in a hydraulic press while he was operating the machine at premises owned by his employer Helmet Integration Systems in Stranraer in November 2007.
The 47-year-old was working with the equipment on his own when he attempted to fix a fault manually and got his limb caught between the top and bottom cavities of the machine.
As a result, his arm was severely burned and crushed and, despite having several subsequent operations on the affected area, he had to have his arm amputated from the elbow down; three months after the accident.
An investigation by the Health and Safety Executive found that the hydraulic press being used by Mr McKay had several serious design flaws, meaning he could be eligible for damages.
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