What time would you prefer us to contact you?
Please complete mandatory fields
Glyn Addison suffered injuries in a work accident when his head and neck became trapped in a factory packaging machine, as he attempted to free film from the equipment.
After a wrapping instrument stopped sealing poylthene around rolls of roof felt in the correct manner, Mr Addison tried to fix the mishap, but the moving forward of a ram forcing the rolls on to the machine served to lodge him against the equipment.
Despite being freed by a colleague at the Cromar Building Products factory in Whitley Bridge, near Selby, Mr Addison suffered nerve injury to his neck and shoulder region.
Health and Safety Executive inspector Helen Hennessy said the accident could have been avoided easily, saying, "Employers must provide adequate safeguards and ensure their staff are given the right information, procedures and systems to allow them to do their jobs in safety."
Posted by Emily Swanson
Claims Direct is a trading name of Slater and Gordon UK Limited, a company registered in England & Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 125 446 327, registered office 58 Mosley Street, Manchester, M2 3HZ and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority for insurance mediation activity.