A company who make parts for the motor industry has been fined and prosecuted after a work place accident caused one of their employees to sustain personal injury.
The company had breached the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 and the Health and Safety Regulations 1999 and these breaches had caused Allan Formoy, an employee, to sustain significant personal injury.
Allan Formoy, was working on a machine which had become blocked. The machine was used to feed metal pins into a grinding line. As Allan Formoy used his finger to unblock the machine his finger became trapped in the machine and the tip of his finger was severed causing him to sustain injury and loss.
A Health and Safety Executive spokesman stated that the work place accident could have been avoided if a suitable risk assessment had been carried out and a guard had been fitted to the machine.
Alan Formoy may have a right to claim compensation from his employers for the pain suffering and losses he experienced as a result of their negligence.
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