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Injured Furnaceman Launches Accident At Work Claim5th Mar 2019

by Adrian Cormack on 5th Mar 2019

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A foundry operative who suffered stomach injuries and a broken arm at work has launched a compensation claim against his former employer.

Leading Dorset law firm Coles Miller is acting for furnaceman Darren Rose who was crushed as he tried to clear jammed scrap metal from a tray at the Eurac Poole Ltd brake disc casting factory.

Eurac Poole Ltd of Mannings Heath Road has been fined £60,000 after a Health and Safety Executive (HSE) prosecution. The company admitted breaching the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.

Mr Rose, 39, of Bournemouth has taken out a civil claim against Eurac Poole Ltd. He is claiming compensation for the injuries that he suffered. Eurac has not admitted liability but has made an interim payment of £5,000 to Mr Rose.

The injured furnaceman underwent treatment at Poole Hospital for two fractures to his left forearm and for crush injuries to his stomach.

Surgeons fitted a metal implant in the injured arm and removed a section of Mr Rose’s small intestine. The implant is still in place and Mr Rose is suffering from residual problems following his injuries.

Mr Rose also suffered a psychological reaction to his injuries. Coles Miller is working on his behalf to obtain expert medical evidence relating to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

For further information, contact Adrian Cormack at Coles Miller's Poole office, 01202 355695.