Worker loses leg in UK paper mill accident

Leg injury leads to amputation

30.10.2006

A worker had to have his leg amputated after an accident at a paper mill.

A contractor was injured while replacing a press roll in the basement of M-Real, a paper mill based in Kemsley, Sittingbourne. The contractor suffered severe open wounds to his leg and was air lifted to hospital where his leg was subsequently amputated below the knee.

HSE investigating leg injury accident

The experienced crew of five plus one contractor had 117 years of paper mill experience between them when the accident happened as a 4 tonne press roll was being lowered. An investigation by the Health & Safety Executive and the company has gone underway to determine exactly what went wrong.

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