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Work accident news – Man’s work injury may result in claim being made

03rd February 2012

The 41-year-old had been working at a die casting machine for an aluminium casting company in July 2010, when molten metal came out of the machine and landed on him.

Although he was wearing overalls, the metal was heated to around 650 degrees Celsius and burned through his protective clothing, coming into contact with his skin.

He sustained serious personal injuries to his arm, leg, shoulder, hand and face, and was forced to take two months leave to recover.

Despite having now returned to work, he is still receiving treatment for the burns he suffered.

An investigation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) revealed that there were insufficient guards on the machine to stop molten metal from escaping, although there had been accidents of the same nature before.

As a result of its negligence the company was fined £6,000.

The man who suffered the accident at work may now be able make a successful compensation claim for his pain, suffering and any loss of earnings.

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