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Dovecote Park Admits Liability for the Work Accident Injury of the Victim

Dovecote Park, the onliest beef supplier to Waitrose, located on the North Yorkshire and West Yorkshire border between the villages of Stapleton and Darrington, was penalized after a worker’s accident at work. A maintenance engineer was altering light fittings in a huge chiller from a ladder, which was three meters above from the ground. The ladder was fixed on a wooden board stretching over metal rafters for support. The engineer and his colleague used a mobile truck to access the rafters, but the board gave away that lead to serious accident at workworkplace accident. The engineer fell to the ground when his colleague somehow managed to hold a rafter and got into the mobile truck.

The engineer was mainly injured in the course of the work time, last year on 21st July. He reported later that his injury has not recovered yet. Excessive amount of money is draining for his treatment that is becoming unaffordable for him to bear the expenses. Moreover, he has been told by the doctors that his injury can never improve, hence he is entitled for life long medical treatment. An accident at work claim can help him to come out from the financial crisis. The engineer suffered from fractured vertebra and fractured heel bone that made him inactive from work for couple of months and later he resigned from the post. His sufferances from the major injury not only left him deterred from job and activity but simultaneously made him suffer from financial crisis as well. Hence, he is liable to ask claim from the guilty in order to continue his treatment.

The Health and Safety Executive told that the mobile truck wasn’t suitable for the work as it didn’t have enough height to reach the light fittings. Moreover, Lincoln Crown Court was informed by the HSE that the work wasn’t planned out well and nor was it executed safely that lead to severe injury. The HSE inspector Scott Wynne said that working at height can be dangerous as it involves great risk of accident. The business owner should have been careful whilst asking the engineer to alter the lights as he had to climb up high. It was the duty of the entrepreneur to look at the safety and security of the worker. With all the proofs and evidences the engineer was successful to prove the guilty on the part of the Dovecote Park.

The Dovecote Park begged pardon from the victim and the court for his negligence. He was penalized to pay £ 25,000 and was also ordered by the court to pay costs of £ 12,361 as compensation. The accused company showed his regrets to the Food Manufacturer.co.UK about the injury of the engineer as an outcome of accident at work. However, the company has cooperated with the Health and Safety Executive’s enquiries regarding the incident and has initiated safety measures at work to ensure safe and secure work conditions and environment to the workers. The company is now ensuring health and safety to all his employees, visitors and contractors.

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