Man to seek damages for broken bones?

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An accident at work that led to a maintenance technician suffering broken bones may result in a personal injury compensation claim being launched.

The unnamed 39-year-old professional was working for Kerry Ingredients in Gainsborough in March 2010 and was instructed to install a lifting beam across the top of a breadcrumb-making machine so its motor could be repaired.

However, while he was leaning across the equipment to tighten screws and keep its beam in place, he slipped and fell a distance of around three metres to the floor below.

As a result, he sustained several fractured ribs as well as bruising to his coccyx and had to stay off work for around three weeks.

Judith McNulty-Green, inspector for the Health and Safety Executive, stated a platform should have been fitted to prevent people leaning over the machine.

"There was no safe system of work in place when the incident happened," she added.

Posted by Chris StevensonADNFCR-1500-ID-801317830-ADNFCR

14/03/2012 16:26