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 counsellingTags: amputate, amputation, Nestle, Susan Ashe