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Paper Mill Worker Left Disabled after Accident at Work

Image of pulp and paper at a papermill relating to an accident at work incident

A paper mill based in Halifax has been fined following an accident at work incident in which a worker suffered serious crush injuries to his hand.

An employee of Sonoco Cores & Paper Ltd was changing a couch roll on a board machine when it caught and severed his middle finger. The worker later required amputation of both of his index and ring fingers and is now registered as partly disabled.

After pleading guilty to breaching Section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974, Sonoco Cores & Paper Ltd of Stainland, Halifa was fined £120,000.00. The company was also ordered to pay total costs of £6,354.00.

Health and Safety Executive (HSE) Inspector Jackie Ferguson said following the hearing:

“The company failed to provide a safe system of work for changing couch rolls on a board machine. Their risk assessment for this type of work was not suitable or sufficient, it had identified the hazard , yet it did not consider the likelihood or severity of the risk and did not identify appropriate measures to prevent an uncontrolled fall of the machine’s hinged steel arm”

“Companies should be aware that HSE will not hesitate to take appropriate action against those that fall below the required standards.”

Accident at work – expert advice

Accident at work compensation may be available if you have been injured in an accident at work that was not your fault. Your accident at work compensation claim could also include any instance of illness linked to your past or present working conditions.

To begin your accident at work claim, contact us today. Remember, we offer you a FREE no obligation-consultation.

Call 0800 888 6 888 or email info@hampsonhughes.com.

Source: Health & Safety Executive

Sir Cliff Richard – Historical Sex Assault Claims

It has emerged that the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has recently received a file of evidence regarding Sir Cliff Richard and allegations of historical sexual assault.

Potential Criminal Charges

The CPS has stated that upon evaluation of the evidence, it will now decide as to whether or not criminal charges will be brought against the popular singer.

The evidence relates to claims involving the sexual assault of a young boy in the 1980s, which Sir Cliff denies.

Previous Police Interviews & Raid

The 75 year old has already been interviewed by police twice over the past couple of years with regards to the allegations, but has not once been arrested.

In August 2014, police raided Sir Cliff’s home in Sunningdale, Berkshire – after which he voluntarily attended an interview to assist with their investigations. Then in 2015, he again voluntarily attended a further interview in November.

A CPS spokesman said:

“We have received a full file of evidence from South Yorkshire Police.

“We will now carefully consider its contents in line with the Code for Crown Prosecutors, in order to establish whether there is sufficient evidence to provide a realistic prospect of conviction, and whether it is in the public interest to do so.”

A South Yorkshire Police spokeswoman said:

“Investigation files relating to allegations of non-recent sexual abuse involving a 75-year-old man have been handed over to the CPS.

“The CPS will now consider the matter and South Yorkshire Police awaits their decision.”

Sexual Abuse Claims – Expert Advice

Hampson Hughes Solicitors specialises in directing sexual abuse claims in a considerate and compassionate manner. Our Abuse & Criminal Injuries Department is headed by Greg Neill – Greg is a member of the Association of Child Abuse Lawyers (ACAL).

For an open and friendly conversation about your situation, and to find out how we can assist you relevant to your individual experience, call 0800 888 6 888 or email info@hh-law.co.uk

You will be given the direct-dial of your case handler, meaning that you will always be able to reach the person you need.

Source: BBC News