Accidents in factories and the resultant consequences range from the minor to the fatal, and while some are commonplace, others can be quite bizarre.
Here, Accident Advice Helpline brings you the top five strangest factory accidents and the results
Death by chocolate may be viewed as something very pleasurable but that was not the case for a factory worker in New Jersey. The employee was loading lumps of chocolate into a melting pot when he slipped, fell in and was knocked unconscious. It took 10 minutes before he was rescued but he died a short while later.
In Hyderabad, India, a factory worker died after being accidentally trapped in a running machine. In a totally freak accident the 26-year-old ended up with his head tangled up in a machine he was working on resulting in severe injuries.
Things turned sour in a sweet factory in England when a worker’s leg became trapped in a depositing machine. The Heath and Safety Executive were called to the confectionary factory to investigate the strange and tragic accident.
Another bizarre incident led to the death of a factory worker in the USA when he was trapped in an oven while working at a tuna processing plant.Open Claim Calculator
Other factory accidents, which can lead to an injury at work compensation claim, can happen over a period of time and come about in a strange way.
In New York a female worker accidently injured her shoulder and needed surgery because she continuously opened a door. The employee suffered an injury to her right shoulder and elbow after repeatedly pulling open a heavy front door in a building for five years.
The door had a tight spring and was made of thick metal and glass. She even told her boss about the difficulty she had in opening it, to no avail. She made a claim and was successful.
While your accident at work may not be as strange as these, you could be entitled to make a claim for compensation.
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