09 June 2009
Quarry worker receives compensation after suffering injuries
A quarry worker who suffered injuries to his arm has been awarded compensation.
Michael Snaith was performing his role at Caistron Quarry - which is in situated in Thropton, north Rothbury in Northamptonshire - when the accident happened.
He tripped as he was checking the head drum at the top of the incline conveyor and fell into the belt area.
Mr Snaith's arm was subsequently dragged into the mechanism up to his shoulder.
The worker was successful in pursuing his claim for a payout through the civil courts.
In addition, North East Concrete Limited and North East Plant Sales were issued fines and ordered to pay legal costs during a hearing at Alnwick magistrates court.
Commenting on the incident, Health and Safety Executive inspector Bruno Porter said: "The guarding and other safety arrangements must be checked regularly to make sure workers remain protected."
He added that safety arrangements must be assessed in order to ensure that employees remain protected.