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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

    Health and Safety News

    Hand reattached after work accident

    By David Brown on November 7, 2013

    An employee was seriously injured in a workplace accident when his hand and arm were pulled into a lathe.

    Gavin Nobes, 41, from Dereham in Norfolk, severed his left hand in the incident at Marshall Brass in Heckingham on February 27 last year.

    It had to be reattached via surgery, Norwich Crown Court heard on Tuesday.

    In addition, Mr Nobes needed another operation to have a metal frame inserted in his wrist and today has limited movement that is likely to be permanent.

    Nobes was working on a cast brass clock face bezel on a polishing lathe.

    The bezel snagged on a polishing wheel, trapped his hand and arm and drew them towards the machine where they became trapped.

    Company to payout

    An investigation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) into the work accident found that the polishing lathe was unsuitable for polishing the clock face bezel as it presented a high risk of snagging.

    The HSE prosecuted Marshall Brass, trading as a partnership, for not arranging a different way of polishing the bezel, or adapting the machine or system of work so that the task could be performed safely.

    The partnership, of Heckingham Hall in Norwich, was fined £2,000 and made to pay £20,000 costs after pleading guilty to breaching Regulation 4(3) of the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998.

    Accident Advice Helpline can assist

    Accident Advice Helpline (AAH) can help you claim work injury compensation if you’ve been hurt in an accident at work.

    AAH is a leading UK law firm and is trusted for offering a 100% no-win, no-fee solution with friendly, helpful staff and a 24/7 free legal advice hotline.

    So if you’ve suffered a work accident, check out the AAH website, which also offers an interesting blog.

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    Date Published: November 7, 2013

    Author: David Brown

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