Glass factory fined over work accident

Pilkington UK Ltd, a glass manufacturing firm in Lancashire, has been fined £20,000 and ordered to pay court costs of £5,646 after two employees suffered serious personal injury in a work accident.

Ashley Emes, aged 24, and Nick stone, aged 35, were attempting to move a trolley full of glass panes when it collapsed, causing the glass to shatter and fall on top of the two employees. Mr Emes suffered a broken leg and also required 72 stitches in his neck, and Mr Stone suffered tendon damage, lacerations and bruising.

The matter was investigated by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and they found that the trolley was overloaded and not properly stacked, so that the weight was not properly distributed over both sides of the trolley. Pilkington UK Ltd admitted a breach of the Health and Safety at Work Act.

If you have suffered injuries or loss as a result of a work accident, or other accident that wasn't your fault, you may wish to consider making a claim for compensation. Contact Wilson Nesbitt solicitors in Northern Ireland for information on injury claims by email at [email protected] .

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