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Engineering firm fined after employee crushed by fan

Wilden Services Limited has been in court after a toppling fan unit crushed one of its employees during work for the World Wildlife Fund.

What happened?

The 54-year-old was installing a new ventilation system, when a fan unit weighing 630kg fell over as it was being moved, pinning him underneath.

He sustained serious injuries to his spine, and was unable to work for several weeks as a result of the incident.

An investigation into the incident found that it could have been prevented had the firm ensured a better system to move large objects had been in place.

What was the outcome?

Wilden Services Ltd pleaded guilty to a breach of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974, and was fined £15,000 and ordered to pay a further £7,148 in costs.

HSE inspector, Denis Bodger, said:

“The employee was seriously injured and could have been paralysed
had his spinal cord been damaged by the falling unit.

“Companies should always ensure that extreme care is taken when moving
heavy items, and that includes properly assessing the risks in
advance and agreeing a safe system of work.

“The incident was entirely avoidable with better planning and management.”

If you have been affected by an accident at work, and you would like expert advice, contact Hampson Hughes Solicitors today on 0800 888 6888 or email claims@hampsonhughes.com

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