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  • Published: 25 Apr 2024

Worker injured by falling stack of batteries in Flexible Intermediate Bulk Containers

Worker injured by falling stack of batteries in Flexible Intermediate Bulk Containers
Worker injured by falling stack of batteries in Flexible Intermediate Bulk Containers

Description of Incident

The UK Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have issued a press release relating to a case where an employee was severely injured after batteries weighing at least 300kg fell onto him. The person was working with two colleagues when he was struck by the batteries. The three workers had been restacking the batteries, which were stored in Flexible Intermediate Bulk Containers (FIBCs), after the stack had toppled over.

However, the FIBCs started to rip in front of them leading to the batteries falling on to one of the workers. He suffered a double compound fracture to his lower right leg, a fracture to the left tibia, a fractured right collar bone, some bruising to his ribs and a cut on his forehead.

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