Three firms fined over worker's accident claimsRSS Feed
Martin Cox, 28, suffered injuries after being trapped under a wall which he was attempting to lift with six others.
He was working for BAE Systems at the time, which has been told to pay over £14,000 to compensate for the worker's injuries, which have seen him unable to return to work since.
Contractors Emcor and BS Interiors (South), have also pleaded guilty to charges put forward by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).
HM specialist inspector in occupational health Anne Bartlett said: "If a proper risk assessment had been carried out, those involved would have realised that manual handing of the wall would have created a real and obvious risk to those present. It defies common sense and was extremely foolhardy."
This follows news of a horrific accident at work at a Nokia factory in India after a female worker became trapped inside the manual loader and sustained fatal injuries to the skull.
Accident claims advice from Serious Law
Posted by M E Dixon