Following an accident at work, a 19 year old employee suffered deep lacerations and a large open wound to his hand during his shift at a Co-operative food store in Leicester.
He trapped his hand in a goods and passenger lift despite the retailer being alerted by engineers that the lift was being used dangerously.
Employees at this particular Co-Operative store were reaching through a small gap in attempts to override the lift system and transport increased amounts of goods at any one time.
Despite emails sent alerting managers to the problem, a communication breakdown between two departments meant that the problem persisted for over six months.
The injury sustained has now healed the employee has been left with a scar.
The accident prompted swift action by the management team who ensured staff were up to date with all their training and they changed the lift to ‘goods only.’
The retailer admitted liability and were ordered to pay £25,000 in compensation.
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Posted on March 14, 2016