Man who fell in freezer in work accident receives compensation19 Jun 2012
The man who was in a walk in freezer at the time slipped on ice which had built up on the floor of the freezer, located in the bakery at which he worked.
As a result of the accident the man was left with tissue damage to his wrist shoulder and neck, had to take ten weeks off work and on his return he was put on light duties meaning he could only work for a few hours a day for the first five months back at work, which meant significantly reduced wages.
During the case it was discovered that staff had complained to management of the bakery about the problem with the freezer, caused by a poor cleaning system inside the freeze.
The bakery settled the claim out of court with the man receiving £8,400 in compensation. The bakery has also since made efforts to fix the freezer including replacing the freezer door.
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