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The unnamed 30-year-old man was left with a long-term injury to his hand just one month after starting his job as a wool sorter with Whitaker Fibres - trading as Howarth Scouring - in March 2011.
Despite the fact his role did not involve using machinery and he had no experience of using such equipment, the employee was instructed to clear away debris from an appliance used to untangle woollen fibres.
However, as he carried out this task, the man's hand got caught and dragged into the moving parts of the machine, leaving him with severe tendon and ligament damage.
As a result, his hand is now heavily scarred and he has lost the use of two fingers, meaning the professional could opt to sue his employer for compensation.
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