Miraculous Escape – Sentencing

We reported horrfic details on 20 July of a worker who was described to have miraculously cheated death when he was involved in an accident at work.

The worker suffered terrible injuries when he was dragged through a gap just 125mm wide, the size of a CD case.

Sentences have now been handed down.

At the trial on 2 June 2011 the worker’s employer was found to have breached Section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 and they have now been fined £45,000.

The company who supplied the machinery was found to have breached Section 6(1)(a) of the Act and have been fined £30,000.

 Speaking after the hearing the injured worker said;

 “What matters most is that the industry learns from my experience. My life has changed forever and no matter how well I recover from my physical injuries I will still have the psychological impact of the accident hanging over me. I hope my case highlights the dangers posed by not following health and safety regulations.”

If you have been injured at work, please call Gregory Abrams Davidson on the above number for expert advice.