15 March 2013
Damages could be paid out after paper mill injury
A worker could be eligible to make a personal injury claim after being seriously injured at a paper mill.
The 54-year-old was employed as a coaterman at the Stoneywood Paper Mill - and his left arm became trapped in moving machinery in an incident on October 15th 2010.
As the unnamed employee was trying to clean the rolls at the coating head section of the machine, as an excess coating had accumulated, leading to difficulties operating it.
His left hand was suddenly taken into the machine when it was running at its standard operating speed of around 300 metres per minute.
Arjo Wiggins Fine Papers - responsible for the running of the mill - was fined £75,000.
John Radcliffe - an inspector for the Health & Safety Executive - said that the firm had unsafe working practices.
"The injuries suffered by this worker were serious and life changing for him, but could have also been far worse as there is a history in the paper industry of amputation," he commented.
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Posted by Francesca Witney