Hand crushed in accident at work

Finger loss to lead to damages settlement 2753

Compensation may be claimed by a man who lost a finger during an accident at work.

Asif Hussain was working at premises owned by Bloomsbury Glass in West Bromwich in January last year when his hand got crushed in a piece of machinery.

The 32-year-old was helping a colleague free a large piece of glass that had got stuck in the equipment and the glove on his right hand got caught on a rotating drive shaft and dragged into the machine.

Due to the severity of the crush injuries his ring finger was amputated at hospital and he has not yet been able to return to work since the accident.

An investigation conducted by the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) established that Mr Hussain was able to get too close to the equipment because there was a gap in its perimeter fencing.

In a subsequent case heard at Sandwell Magistrates' Court, Bloomsbury Glass admitted breaching the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998.

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28/03/2013 16:11