Woman sustains broken finger in unguarded machinery atwork

Keywords: Work accident claims, accident at work, work accident compensation, claim work accident.

Subject: Woman sustains broken finger in unguarded machinery at work.

A company has been fined for safety failings after a worker suffered a broken finger when her hand was dragged into unguarded machinery.

The accident at work happened when the 25 year old woman was attempting to clear material from a leather buffing machine after noticing small holes appearing at regular intervals in the leather as it emerged from the out-feed of the machine. The feed roller then pulled her fingers into a gap, trapping her right hand and breaking her index finger.

As a result, the woman required four months treatment following the accident at work.

Investigations found that there were no protective guards around the rotating parts of the machine. It was also the second time that one of the company’s machines had caused injury to an employee. They were fined £18,000 and ordered to pay £2,000 in costs.

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