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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Hand injured by machinery


    A maintenance worker suffered severe damage to his hand after it became trapped in the moving parts of a machine.

    The 60-year-old male from Rochdale was working at Comfy Quilts Ltd in Stakehill, Manchester at the time of the accident on 2 July 2013. He had been asked to carry out maintenance on a pillow-filling machine and was attempting to fix the fault when his right hand became trapped.

    In a prosecution case at Trafford Magistrates’ Court, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) explained how an investigation was launched following the work accident, which left the man with a badly fractured thumb which needed surgery.

    The investigation found that Comfy Quilts Ltd, of Stakehill had not provided suitable safe systems or adequate training for maintenance workers.

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    The fixed guards had been removed to allow access to the machine, but correct procedures to isolate the power supply had not been followed, leading to his becoming trapped.

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    After the surgery, the man was was unable to return to work for two months and could then only undertake light duties.

    After the incident, Comfy Quilts Ltd made several changes to its working practices following the incident. Risk assessments were published for each machine while a formal set of procedures and training was introduced for maintenance staff.

    Comfy Quilts Ltd, of Stakehill Industrial Estate in Middleton, received a fine of £12,000 and was made to pay £718.50 in prosecution costs after pleading guilty to a breach of Section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974.

    Date Published: June 3, 2014

    Author: David Brown

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