Working with machinery can be dangerous, especially if employers fail to provide adequate training or if machinery is not properly maintained. Whilst most employers recognise that proper health and safety is an essential part of running a business and ensure machinery is well-maintained, accidents do unfortunately happen because some employers fail to adequately maintain equipment or try to cut corners; occasionally, the injury may be because a fellow employee fails to carry out their duties properly.
Machine accidents at work remain a common cause of workplace injury in the UK, especially in industries which use heavy machinery.
Types of machinery accidents at work
There are many different types of machinery accidents at work that can happen and employees can be injured by various types of machinery. This guide will detail some of the most common accidents associated with operating machinery at work.