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A court has heard how an accident at work left a machine operator with serious head and chest injuries.
Ian Spicer was using a Computer Numerically Controlled lathe machine at Mil Tu Fit Engineering when the incident occurred.
The 34-year-old was struck by a bar that was inadequately guarded and threw him to the ground, causing him to lose consciousness.
An investigation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) found Mil Tu Fit Engineering was at fault and the company was fined £10,000.
Mr Spicer sustained a compressed skull fracture in the incident, as well as wide gashes to his chest, a dislodged breast plate, broken wrist and several other smaller wounds.
HSE inspector Mehtaab Hamid said: "Had the company used the appropriate equipment which was available on site, this incident could have been avoided and Mr Spicer would not have suffered these terrible injuries."
The HSE also recently prosecuted Railcare Limited after it was found to have breached safety regulations that led to the death of John Smith, who sustained fatal head injuries when he was struck by an unguarded chuck on an axle lathe.
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