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Worker Dies After Sustaining Burn Injuries

A worker has died after sustaining serious burn injuries. The man worked at the chipboard Norbord factory in Stirlingshire and received fatal burn injuries in an accident in the factory.
Police Scotland and the Health and Safety Executive, the body responsible for promoting workplace safety, have announced that they will conduct a joint investigation into the cause of this tragic accident.
A spokesperson for Police Scotland has said, “Police in Stirling were called to an industrial site off Station Road in Cowie at 5.40pm on Wednesday, July 13 after a man sustained severe burns as a result of a work-related incident.
“The 64-year-old was transferred by ambulance to hospital, where he has since passed away.”
Norbord have expressed their sadness over this horrific accident and have said, “We express our profound sympathy to the family at this very difficult time.
“We are co-operating fully with Police Scotland and the HSE on their joint investigation to ascertain the cause of the accident.”

Accident at Work

Thankfully, such tragic accidents are rare and health and safety legislation has helped to minimise the risks posed to workers.
However, no matter how many safety precautions are taken accidents in the workplace can still occur. If you have been injured at work, you may be able to make a personal injury claim against your employers. Employers must provide a safe work place for their employees and may be liable for any injuries that are a result of their failure to provide a safe working environment.

What Accidents Can Be Claimed For?

The most common accidents at work include falls, manual handling accidents, burns, Repetitive Strain Injuries and more. No matter what kind of injury you suffer, if your injury was a result of your employer’s negligence, you may be able to make a claim against them.

McCarthy Law Personal Injury

McCarthy Law is headed up by Kathleen McCarthy. Going through an accident at work can be a traumatic and painful time, not only for the person involved, but also for their loved ones. Contact us today to find out how we could help you.

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