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Bradford man suffers severe leg injury at factory

2nd May 2013 | Health and Safety Signs

Posted by Jason Nicholls

A Bradford man has suffered a severe leg injury due to the safety failings of his employer.

David Wain endured the injuries when a 1.5 tonne pallet of tin plates fell onto his right lower leg and foot during his time being employed by Emballator UK at their Tyersal factory.

The company pleaded guilty to breaching Section 2 (1) of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974. It was fined £12,000 and ordered to pay £3,769 in costs.

HSE Inspector Andrea Jones said: “Emballator UK Ltd failed in their duties to provide a suitable machine for turning pallets and a safe method of operation that Mr Wain could use. Manually securing the load in an open box by means of wedges or empty pallets is not a sufficiently reliable method of securing the load.”

Ms Jones emphasised that everyone has the right to return home from work safe and well.

During 2011/12 there were 31 deaths, over 3,400 injuries and 14,000 minor injuries recorded within the manufacturing industries.ADNFCR-2754-ID-801580505-ADNFCR


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