Metal company fined after worker loses foot
A Bedfordshire metal company has been fined for safety breaches after a worker suffered severe leg injuries and lost most of his foot.
Luton Magistrates’ Court heard how 24 year-old Luke Simpson, who was an agency worker for the company, was injured when a trolley carrying metal stock fell on his legs causing severe injuries.
A bundle of 18 stainless steel bars weighing about 900kg was on a four wheeled trolley. The trolley was manually moved by Mr Simpson and another staff member but it tipped over and the bundle of bars fell off the top of the trolley trapping his leg and foot. He was rushed to hospital by the emergency services.