An accident in a paper firm in Inverurie claimed the arm of an employee leading to a case that highlighted once again the need for adequate safety measures at the workplace.
Safety norms and guidelines for paper manufacturing equipments that are considered dangerous have been in place and been outlined clearly since the 19th century in Britain. However, there are still workplaces that do not have even basic measures to prevent horrific accidents from occurring, as was revealed by the recent accident. Continue reading
Numerous accidents in the workplace occur due to the negligence of employers. This was proven once again when Leicester City Council accepted liability for back injury to an employee named Sharon Kerry and paid her compensation of £10,250.
In October 2007, Sharon, who worked as a hostel duty officer for the council, was trying to access a safe kept on the floor when she hurt her back. The staff had complained about the position of the safe a number of times, because they had to bend or kneel down each time to use it. Sharon’s accident worsened and speeded up a pre-existing back condition by almost two to three years. She is now seriously considering going for surgery for treatment. Continue reading
The HSE impeached a company and its manager and imposed a fine of £10,000 for a fire incident that happened on August 10 2010. The Birmingham based firm RVB Investments UK Ltd and Clifford Leigh, the manager came under the axe when a fire was started when two workers cut a 1,000-volt live electric wire at a Telford industrial unit. Continue reading