Work accident news
A man has been left seriously injured by practical joke
An electrician from Yorkshire has made a claim for personal injury compensation after suffering life-threatening injuries caused by a practical joke while he was at work.
The 26-year-old had been working at a factory making static caravans, when a colleague inserted a high pressure air hose which carried 300lbs per square inch, up his shorts and into his body.
The pressurised air which was blasted into the man's body caused a six inch tear to his bowel and caused severe intestinal damage which required emergency treatment.
More than a year after the work accident, the victim still suffers from long-term effects and has been unable to return to work.
He has now launched a personal injury compensation claim against his employers at Hull County Court.
The claimant has stated that he wants his case to raise awareness of the risks of high pressure air lines, warning that they are not a toy with which to play.
The caravan company is now being investigated by the Health and Safety Executive. An agreed settlement for personal injury compensation has not yet been reached.