Head injury leads to fine for components firm

A company which manufactures metal components has been fined after a young worker was seriously injured at its Lincoln factory.The 20-year-old agency worker suffered a fractured skull and severe facial injuries when the grinding wheel broke on a hand-held grinder he was using. The wheel was thrown from the grinder and smashed through his visor, striking him in the face.

The Health and Safety Executive investigated the incident, which happened at the Tower Works site of Wyman-Gordon Ltd on Spa Road, Lincoln on 20 October 2010.The man, who doesn’t wish to be named, underwent significant treatment for his injuries, including a five-hour operation to remove a piece of bone which was touching his brain, before further reconstructive surgery could be carried out. The man has since returned to work.

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