Leg injuries to lead to compensation pursuit?

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Serious leg injuries sustained during an accident at work could lead to a man pursuing compensation for his ordeal.

Andrew Grist sustained broken bones in his foot, as well as a near-severed toe and a detached calf muscle during an incident while operating at Kenbury Wood Waste Management Centre in Devon.

Mr Grist was present as a visitor at the site but was struck by a reversing telehandler going to empty his vehicle when he stepped outside.

An investigation by the Health and Safety Executive revealed that no safety device to ensure the driver of the telehandler could see behind the vehicle had been fitted.

Site operator Leese's subsequently admitted breaching clause 28(e) of the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998.

This comes after delivery driver Kelvin Davey sustained two broken legs when he was run over by a fork lift truck in a similar incident at Verplas in Dorset.

Posted by Emily Swanson ADNFCR-1500-ID-800770542-ADNFCR

20/10/2011 16:21