Machinist to seek damages for serious injuries?

Lasting injuries sustained during a serious accident at work could lead to a man pursuing a compensation claim against his employer.

Ian Spicer suffered a compressed fracture to his skull, as well as a broken wrist and a dislocated breast plate, in an incident that took place while he worked at premises owned by Mil Tu Fit Engineering in Brislington in August last year.

At the time of this accident, the 34-year-old was operating a Computer Numerically Controlled lathe which, a subsequent investigation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) found, was not adequately guarded.

Mr Spicer was advised by bosses to position a barrier of empty drums at the end of the equipment to stop the rotating bar from coming into contact with passers-by, but this part of the machine became unstable and hit him in the head.

Mehtaab Hamid, an inspector with the HSE, commented: "Some nine months after the incident, Mr Spicer is still suffering from severe headaches, chest, back and joint pains, as well as dizziness and flashbacks."

Posted by Francesca Witney ADNFCR-1500-ID-801384013-ADNFCR

13/06/2012 16:26