Farming injuries can be quite horrific due to the nature of the work and the dangerous equipment that is used. If you work on a farm as a farm worker in St Helens, you’ve been badly injured, and you believe the farmer who employs you to be to blame, contact us here at Accident Advice Helpline and use our no win no fee injury claim process to launch a St Helens accident at work claim.
27 year-old farm worker pulled into machinery when power inadvertently restored
A 27 year-old Shropshire farm worker was badly injured when trying to remove a blockage in farming machinery caused by wet grain. He sustained significant injuries to his arm, head, and back. The farm worker had switched the power off to the machinery prior to commencing the unblocking operation. Unfortunately, another farm worker switched the power back on while the 27-year-old was still trying to clear the blockage with his hand. The result was that the young farm worker got to drawn into the machine.
Injury victim was cut free with an angle grinder
The farm worker’s arm was pulled under what is known as the “auger screw”, and his upper torso and head got stuck between the auger screw and the trough that it is located in. Luckily the mechanism failed due to the blockage that his body caused, otherwise he might have been drawn further in and suffered fatal injuries. As it was, the 27-year-old was trapped, struggling for breath, until colleagues came to the rescue to extricate him using an angle grinder.
The farm worker’s arm, head and back were badly hurt, and he required 44 stitches, 73 staples, and a blood transfusion to treat his injuries. He has since made a full recovery and is back at work again.
Farmer sentenced and fined
The farmer who employed the injury victim accepted the blame for the incident and for breaching Section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974. He was given a 2-year conditional discharge and was instructed to pay £1,091 in costs.
Filing a St Helens accident at work claim for an injury sustained through unscheduled farm equipment maintenance
The young farm worker was lucky. Over 44% of all fatal accidents in farming happen when unscheduled maintenance is carried out, as it was in this instance. If you’ve been involved in a farm accident in St Helens due to unscheduled maintenance, you could be entitled to significant compensation and launching a St Helens accident at work claim via Accident Advice Helpline, could help you to secure that compensation.
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