Factory Worker Has Leg Amputated After Accident At Work

A former Nestlé employee has received a six figure compensation payment, after a horrific accident at work led to the amputation of her left leg.

Susan Ashe from Knottingley, close to Selby, was driving a small fork lift truck at the old Nestlé factory in York when she lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a barrier. Her left foot became trapped and when help eventually arrived she was rushed to York Hospital. Unfortunately her injuries were so severe that doctors had no option but to amputate her left leg just below the knee.

Mrs Ashe described how her life had been dramatically altered by the accident, which has left her unable to work or carry out the activities she used to enjoy such as swimming and walking. Speaking about the compensation award, Susan said it would make life a little easier but could never replace her missing limb.

A spokesperson for Nestlé described the incident as a tragic accident but said it would be inappropriate to disclose the exact amount of compensation paid, he also added that Nestlé had undertaken a number of renovations at the home of Mrs Ashe and had provided her with counselling

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  1 comment for “Factory Worker Has Leg Amputated After Accident At Work

  1. wendy
    November 2, 2010 at 8:54 am

    We were so sorry to hear about your accident and subsequent amputation, Susan. There IS life after amputation though and, if you visit the Douglas Bader Foundation Website you will find all sorts of inspirational stories about amputees achieving extraordinary goals, for example Wyn Jenkins, an above knee amputee, who has just returned from climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. You might also enjoy the LLIC Discussion Forum, which you can reach by clicking on the button on the left hand menu You will be able to communicate with many people who will understand what you are going through and will be able to offer helpful and supportive advice or just a sympathetic ear. Leggz, who runs our Limb-Line, would also love to hear from you and is always there for a chat.
    Do, please, get in touch if we can be of any help and, in the meantime, all at the Douglas Bader Foundation wish you a speedy recovery and all the best with your rehabilitation.

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