16 August 2011
Life-changing injuries could lead to compensation claim
Compensation may be sought by a man after an accident at work resulted in him sustaining life-changing injuries.
Steven Graham was operating at premises managed by Lowmac Alloys - a recycling firm with two transfer stations located in Scotland - in Ayr in August 2009 when he was crushed in between two skips after an 18-tonne shovel loader hit one of the containers.
The 46-year-old subsequently suffered a broken pelvis - as well as other severe injuries - and now struggles to walk properly without assistance.
And investigation into the incident established that the firm had failed to conduct sufficient risk assessments of traffic management on its property and drivers had not been properly trained on how to use the shovel loader responsibly.
Inspector for the Health and Safety Executive Aileen Jardine commented: "Mr Graham suffered horrendous injuries that will affect him for the rest of his life - but this incident was entirely avoidable."
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Posted by Chris Stevenson