A quarry in the UK is a dangerous place to work. According to statistics from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), since 2000 over 3250 workers have suffered an injury after having an accident in a quarry. Of these 3250 cases, 27 resulted in death.
The main causes of injuries in the quarrying industry include:
- Falls from heights
Platforms and ladders at quarries are origins of accidents, especially if debris has been left on a walkway, or a ladder is not secure. Falls from a height can result in musculoskeletal injuries and personal injury.
Dust is created at most points during quarrying. This can be problematic as dust is one of the main causes of asthma, resulting in symptoms such as tightness in your chest, wheezing, and coughing.
Hearing can be seriously damaged, and this can even develop into hearing loss due to the noise present when working while quarrying.
The HSE states that 40 per cent of all quarry related accidents, and 60 per cent of all quarry deaths, are attributed to transport. Poor signage, uneven road surfaces, and poor weather conditions, are just some factors behind quarry related injuries that involve vehicles.
You can avoid injuries from accidents at a quarry by following health and safety regulations, routinely checking equipment, and making sure that everyone working at the quarry is competent.
Have you been involved in an accident at work in the quarry industry?
If you have suffered an injury after working in a quarry in the last three years, that was not your fault, then you could gain personal injury compensation with Accident Advice Helpline.
Since 2000, Accident Advice Helpline has been providing advice and information about making a claim after suffering from a work accident. Our legal team works on a 100 per cent no–win, no–fee basis.
If you think that you could be entitled to compensation then contact us today. Our free phone helpline is available 24/7 on 0800 689 0500, and if one of our staff members thinks that you are suitable for a claim then you can be put in touch with one of our solicitors straight away.
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