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Subject: 39 Year old man suffers broken neck in accident at work
An engineering company has been fined and prosecuted after a worker was left with a broken neck following an accident at work claim.
The work place accident happened when the worker got his overalls caught in an unguarded machine, causing serious neck and arm injuries. He was pulled into the rotating spindle and as it continued to run, his arm and upper body were dragged into the machining area resulting in him being pinned to the machine bed.
The worker suffered three fractures in his neck and serious cuts and burns on his right forearm. He was in hospital for seven weeks, went through ten weeks of physiotherapy and was in a neck brace for six months. The left side of his body has been weakened by his work related injuries.
Investigations later found that the company had failed to take effective measures to prevent access to dangerous moving parts of the machine. The company was fined £13,000 and ordered to pay £7,871 in costs.
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