Richard Dawson has received compensation after being injured at work in a welding accident. The 46 year old had been working for the company for 8 years when the accident occurred.
Mr Dawson’s job as a spot welder involved him lying on his back in a confined space under a trailer. The trailer was held up by jacks to enable him to fit under, and the already small space was further constricted by the fact that he was wearing a visor and carrying a welding torch. On this occasion he had several welds to do, meaning that he had to change his position several times. On the last time he did this he had to turn his head in order to move, but as he did a drip of molten metal dripped down from the weld into his ear.
This caused him to sustain irreparable damage to his ear which in turn led to him making a compensation claim. His employer agreed to settle the claim and he received an undisclosed compensation settlement.
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