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An accident at work that resulted in a contractor sustaining a serious hand injury could lead to him pursuing a compensation claim.
John Houston had three fingers on his left hand severed as he operated a horizontal bandsaw while working at the head office of Derek Parnaby Cyclones International in Chilton in April 2010.
During this incident, Mr Houston was using the machinery to cut down pieces of metal to construct a frame and his hand came into contact with its moving parts.
An investigation conducted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) concluded that his employer had failed to install an adequate guard to protect workers, meaning its negligence was the cause of this accident.
Cain Mitchell, inspector for the HSE, commented: "This was an entirely avoidable incident which resulted in Mr Houston suffering a life changing injury to his hand and has led to his own company going out of business."
Recently, Cheryl Bridge lost three fingers when her hand was crushed as she operated machinery at manufacturing firm Emboss Europe.
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