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Compensation could be sought by a man who required a leg amputation due to the severity of the injuries he sustained during an accident at work.
James O'Connor suffered shoulder, back and leg injuries in an incident while working for Wimborne-based building company Ferndown Developments in April 2009.
Mr O'Connor had been hired by David Mitchell, a director at the company, to work on an extension at a local cottage and got injured when a wall at the property collapsed on him.
This also caused the lever of an excavation machine to switch on, leading to the man's leg being dragged into the equipment and inflicting irretrievable damage and the leg was amputated in hospital.
An investigation carried out by the Health & Safety Executive revealed that Mr Mitchell had not overseen or controlled the job in a safe manner and, in a case heard at Dorchester Crown Court, he admitted breaching the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007.
Posted by Emily Swanson
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