Compensation for man injured in factory accident?Compensation may be sought by a man who suffered a serious hand injury following an accident at work.
The unnamed male lost part of his finger when attempting to remove debris from the chains of a rotating table at an Ellesmere Port factory that makes large steel containers.
His hand was dragged into the workings of the mechanism when his glove became caught as he attempted to clean the rotating table - a piece of equipment that holds the steel container lids in place while they are spray painted.
However, there were no guards on this device to stop the moving chains being accessed - and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) stated Greif UK had failed to do its job correctly and prioritise safety in the workplace.
Martin Paren, HSE inspector, noted: "Manufacturing firms must make the safety of employees their top priority to prevent similar incidents from happening in the future."
Posted by Francesca Witney
06/07/2012 17:01SHARE THIS