American Airlines fined GBP 70k over work injury

American Airlines has been fined GBP 70,000 after one of its workers had to have his leg amputated following an accident at work that took place at Heathrow Airport.

Ground support worker Kulwant Bhara, 45, from Slough, was preparing an aircraft at the airport’s Terminal 3 when he was hit by a reversing 70-tonne pushback tug, used to move aircraft from the departure gate.

Mr Bhara’s right ankle and left heel were fractured and he suffered cuts to his head and left leg.

He had to have his right leg amputated just below his hip and was left unable to work.

"Because of the difficulty of mobility, the pain I am in and the overall effect of [the] incident it means that I am unable to involve myself in the normal family events," Mr Bhara said.

Last month, Bread Factory Limited was fined GBP 3,500 after one of its employee had to have part of his finger amputated due to an accident at work.

Posted by Alison SpriggsADNFCR-2070-ID-19824867-ADNFCR

American Airlines fined GBP 70k over work injury

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