How much could you claim?

Find out in 30 seconds...
Injured in the last 3 years?
Was the accident your fault?
Did you recieve medical attention?
Please tell us where you were injured
  • Please enter your full name
  • Please enter a valid name
  • Please enter your telephone number
  • Please enter a valid telephone number
  • Please read our Terms & Conditions

    "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

    Quarrying firm fined after employee suffers painful hand injury

    By Jackie Kingsley on December 7, 2017

    Quarrying firm fined after employee suffers painful hand injury

    A construction aggregates firm in the West Midlands has been fined £30,000 after a worker was injured operating an inadequately guarded piece of machinery.

    An employee of Wildmoor Quarry Products Limited, had been cleaning a conveyor belt at the site near Bromsgrove when the incident occurred in April 2016.

    Painful ‘degloving’

    Redditch Magistrates’ Court heard how the man suffered a painful hand injury, involving part of the skin and tissue being removed from his right hand – known as a partial degloving injury.

    The worker also sustained a chipped bone in his wrist.

    While investigating the incident, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) found that the machinery did not have sufficient safety guarding in place, which could have prevented the industrial accident.

    The regulator’s investigation has also concluded that the company had not sufficiently managed the risks involved with operating the equipment.

    Catherine Pickett, a quarries’ inspector from the HSE, said: “This incident could so easily have been avoided by the company if it had provided adequate training and put in place safe working practices for cleaning and maintaining conveyor belts.”

    A duty of care

    A judge fined Wildmoor Quarry Products Limited, of Telford in Shropshire, £30,000 plus legal costs of £11,174.17, after representatives of the firm pleaded guilty to Section 2 (1) of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.

    Ms Pickett added: “Duty holders have the responsibility to ensure all dangerous machinery has the appropriate level of guarding to enable safe operation and maintenance, including cleaning operations.”

    Reference: Health and Safety Executive

    Share On


    Date Published: December 7, 2017

    Author: Jackie Kingsley

    Category: News

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

    Disclaimer: This website contains content contributed by third parties, therefore any opinions, comments or other information expressed on this site that do not relate to the business of AAHDL or its associated companies should be understood as neither being held or endorsed by this business.

    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.