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Injured workers receive compensation

Injured workers receive compensation
Two workers who were injured in separate accidents have been awarded compensation, it has been revealed.

The men, who are employed by SGL Carbon Fibers - a manufacturer of carbon-based products with operations in Europe, North America and Asia - sustained their injuries on two successive days in December 2006, the Aberdeen Press and Journal reports.

During a hearing at Dingwell sheriff court, the company was ordered to pay fines totalling £13,000 and was also made to pay each of the workers £2,000 in compensation.

The first accident occurred when a staff member was pulled into a spinning lathe, causing him to suffer five fractures to his left arm.

Meanwhile, one of his colleagues lost the tips of three fingers when he attempted to remove a blockage from a machine.

Commenting after the court's decision, the Health and Safety Executive said: "We are satisfied with the level of the fines imposed, which reflect the seriousness of the injuries sustained by the workers."