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A worker from Merseyside was rushed to intensive care following crushing injuries caused by a forklift truck.
The skip worker who has not been named is said to be in his twenties. His injuries are reported to involve a fractured pelvis and foot as well as severe crushing injuries to his chest.
Liverpool Echo, the newspaper who reported the accident, said that the victim was working at the back of the forklift truck when he was pulled beneath the machinery. Paramedics were immediately called to the scene where they found the man still breathing.
Police reported that the area where the accident had happened had been closed off and that the owners of the company involved were cooperating with the police.
Investigations from the Health and Safety Executive are believed to be underway.
If you have been injured whilst working with forklift trucks then you may be able to claim compensation for your accident or injuries. Maybe you were working on a construction site when you were injured or in a factory? Contact our team of personal injury solicitors to find out more about making a forklift truck accident claim for compensation. You can call them on 0800 342 3206 or complete our initial online injury compensation claim form and one of our team will come back to you to discuss your situation in confidence.
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Published on 16th February 2015.