Unsolicited telephone calls misusing our name - We do not nuisance cold call -
Have a question? Call us on 0800 1979 345
This article was published on August 11th, 2014
A farming business has been fined for using unsafe machinery after one of its employee’s sustained horrific crush injuries to his arm when it got caught in unguarded machinery.
The staff member was working in a growing tunnel at the time of the accident, clearing away compost after a recent crop had been harvested. The job involved a specifically designed machine which rolled a net and polythene sheet up as the compost was cleared away.
The Magistrates Court heard how the sheet dropped away and the employee attempted to place it back into the machine without stopping it first. It is then that his left gloved hand became caught into the winding mechanism and continued to pull his arm into the mechanism right up to his shoulder.
When a co-worker heard his cries for help he stopped the machine and pressed the reverse button which released the injured man’s arm. As a result of the unguarded roller mechanism, the worker had multiple crush injuries to his arm including severe bruising to his chest and back.
Since the accident the employee has remained off work for over a year and the company has fully enclosed the rotating part of the machine with fixed guarding and fitted a key exchange system to prevent the same accident doesn’t occur again.
The farm was fined £12,000 and ordered to pay costs of £2,700 after pleading guilty to a breach of Regulation 11(1) of the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998.
HSE Inspector Roxanne Barker said:
“The risks associated with unguarded winches or rollers are well-known in many industries, including agriculture. Incidents involving this type of machinery can cause serious, life-changing injuries, which is why onus is on employers to ensure that appropriate guards are in place to protect workers from dangerous moving parts.”
No matter what your injury, if you have suffered an accident at work then speak to one of our specialist solicitors who will handle every aspect of your work accident compensation claim, providing the support and expertise you deserve.Contact Thorneycroft Solicitors today
We offer a free initial interview in order to review your specific circumstances and assess the viability of your personal injury claim. After this, the majority of claims are dealt with on a
no win – no fee basis.
This website privacy notice sets out how Thorneycroft Solicitors uses and protects any information that you give Thorneycroft Solicitors when you use this website.
Thorneycroft Solicitors is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.
Thorneycroft Solicitors may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from 01/05/2018.
What we collect
We may collect the following information:
We will collect the information directly from you via completion of our enquiry form on the website.
What we do with the information we gather
We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:
We will also collect and process your personal data if you have consented to receiving marketing in respect of our services. You are able to unsubscribe or withdraw your consent at any time by emailing [email protected] or writing to ‘Marketing’ at Thorneycroft Solicitors, 9a Bridge Street Mills, Bridge Street, Macclesfield, Cheshire SK11 6QA.
We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.
If you do not instruct us in relation to your legal matter, your personal details will be retained for a period of 12 months.
If we are instructed in relation to your legal matter, we will keep it in line with our data retention periods. Details of our retention period for your legal matter can be found within our Client Care Letter and/or Terms of Business, under the heading file retention.
Links to other websites
Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.
You can set preferences for how Google advertises to you using the Google Ad Preferences page, and if you want to you can opt out of interest-based advertising entirely by cookie settings or permanently using a browser plugin.×