A site manager has been fined after an employee sustained serious personal injuries in anaccident at work.
The 32-year-old employee had been working at a construction site in Huddersfield when he was instructed by his manager to remove a 34kg diamond core drill from its stand and use it manually.
Whilst the construction worker operated the drill he was violently spun around when the rotating core of the machine became stuck.
The work accident caused the man to suffer serious personal injuries, including cuts to his head and a double compound fracture to his right arm. He was hospitalised for 12 days where he was treated for his injuries.
A Health and Safety Executive (HSE) investigation into the work accident revealed that the operating instructions for the drill specifically prohibited handheld use.
The HSE successfully prosecuted the site manager at Huddersfield Magistrates' Court for failing to safely manage the construction site whilst it was under his control.
The site manager was fined £3,000 and ordered to pay a total of £2,388 in court costs in respect of the accident at work after admitting a breach of the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations.
Published on 2011-09-16 22:18:00
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