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Subject: Teenage apprentice receives electric shock at work

A teenage apprentice, aged 17, received an electric shock from badly wired equipment.

The accident at work happened when he fell almost three metres to the floor as he recoiled from an instant bolt of electricity. He suffered a herniated disc and numbness in his lower back, but has since returned to work. He had climbed a ladder to plug in computer equipment to the cable tray socket.

The company had failed to ensure their working systems were safe by allowing someone without the proper competence and experience to wire up the crane. They were fined £10,000 and told to pay £1,981 in costs.

Compensation for lower back injury at work

  • Consider our compensation payout guide below; for more information on compensation at work please see our link; compensation at work for back injury

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