Horrific accident at work to lead to damages claim?

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An agency employee may launch a compensation claim after losing an arm during an accident at work.

Vladislavs Golovacs sustained this life-changing injury as he attempted to clear a blockage for waste management and recycling firm Pinden at its quarry in Longfield, Kent, in December 2010.

Mr Golovacs had been instructed to remove stones from the driving roller of a conveyor belt at the premises, as they were causing the machine to vibrate and not work properly.

However, the equipment was not shut down before the 45-year-old began this task and his left arm subsequently became trapped in the moving mechanism, leading to the majority of the limb being ripped off.

Surgeons were unable to re-attach the arm and the professional has not been able to return to work since.

Andrew McGill of the Health and Safety Executive commented: "This was a horrific incident that was entirely preventable had appropriate guarding been fitted."

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22/05/2012 16:48