One automotive manufacturing company worker recently severed a finger in an accident on the job, possibly leading to a work accident claim against his employer.
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire native Ajit Kandola, thirty seven years of age, had been employed by Grupo Antolin Ltd, a multi national automotive manufacturer, as a vehicle interior component manufacturing worker at the time of the incident, accident claim specialists report. Mr Kandola had been working on a machine for slicing foam when the index finger of his right hand was severed, leading him to spend five months away from work due to the seriousness of his injuries.
Mr Kandola, who has since returned to work for Grupo Antolin, though he is now working in a new position due to his diminished capacities. The thirty seven year old still finds it both frustrating and difficult to perform everyday tasks due to his injuries and may be considering a personal injury compensation claim.
The Government’s Health and Safety Executive launched an investigation into the incident, revealing that Mr Kandola’s hand came into contact with the foam slicer’s rotating blade because it was not adequately guarded. As a result, the HSE successfully prosecuted Grupo Antolin Leamington Ltd in a hearing at the Magistrates’ Court for Leamington Spa.
The firm, which is located on Tachbrook Park Drive, admitted to breaching Health and Safety Regulations during the hearing, which led to a fine of £5,500 with additional court costs of £2,528. In the aftermath of the court hearing, one HSE inspector issued a reminder to employers that they have been required to prevent their workers access to dangerous machine parts that could cause injury to their employees.