Compensation to be sought after workplace neck injury?An accident at work could result in a man seeking compensation for the injuries he sustained.
Glyn Addison's head and neck became trapped in a factory packaging machine as he attempted to free film from the equipment.
After a wrapping instrument stopped sealing poylthene around rolls of roof felt in the correct manner, Mr Addison tried to fix the mishap - but the moving forward of a ram forcing the rolls on to the machine served to lodge him against the equipment.
Despite being freed by a colleague at the Cromar Building Products factory in Whitley Bridge, near Selby, Mr Addison suffered nerve damage to his neck and shoulder region.
Health and Safety Executive inspector Helen Hennessy said the incident could have been avoided easily, added: "Employers must provide adequate safeguards and ensure their staff are given the right information, procedures and systems to allow them to do their jobs in safety."
Posted by Emily Swanson
04/07/2012 17:01SHARE THIS