Burns and scarring may lead to damages pursuit

Personal injury compensation may be sought by a man who suffered burns and scarring during an accident at work.

Asim Qureshi sustained serious abrasions to his face and right leg, arm and shoulder when molten metal came into contact with him as he worked at a factory owned by JVM Castings - a company set up in 2006 - in Worcester in July 2010.

Mr Qureshi was operating a die cast machine when the material - which measured a temperature of around 650 degrees Celsius - sprayed out of the equipment and burned through his clothing.

It was later established by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) that a proper guard was not in place on the rear of the machine and, during a subsequent case heard at Worcester Magistrates' Court, JVM admitted breaching the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.

HSE inspector Tariq Khan observed: "As a result of the company's failings, a man has suffered serious injuries which could easily have been avoided."

Posted by Francesca WitneyADNFCR-1500-ID-801272092-ADNFCR

23/01/2012 16:09