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Work Injury Leads To HSE Fine
Thu 9th Feb 12 - 15:26
A boat building firm has been fined over £26,000 by the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) after one of their workers suffered multiple fractures in an accident at work.
The 59 year old worker was knocked off some steps when a scissor lift nearby hit a shelf and dislodged a piece of timber that knocked him off the steps. The boat builders were closing down their factory at the time to move to new premises.
The worker suffered serious personal injuries, fracturing his leg in four places and leading to him being off work for ten months. He can no longer lead an active lifestyle and cannot stand for long periods. Doctors have also warned him that there is a strong likelihood he will suffer severe arthritis.
The investigation by the HSE found that the company had a dangerous lack of planning, organization and control of the work being carried out to close the factory down. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) prosecuted the company for a dangerous lack of planning, organisation and control of the work when closing the factory down. The HSE commented, "This case should highlight the importance of effective health and safety management."
If you have suffered a personal injury due to an accident at work, we have specialist workplace injury lawyers who can advise you on making a claim for compensation. Call 0800 24 34 09 24 hours a day or use our online contact form.