A SALVAGE firm that starred in a BBC fly-on-the-wall documentary will have to pay £30,000 after a workman suffered horrific gash injuries to his face in a workplace accident.Terry Walker’s firm The Scrappers Ltd was charged with health and safety offences after Aaron Sparrow, 29, suffered severe facial wounds when a steel saw spun in his hands and slashed him across the cheek.The Scrappers Ltd featured on BBC2 show Scrappers – with tv cameras following Walker and glamorous wife Lyndsay, both 51, as they fought for the future of their business.A court heard the accident happened in September 2014 when Mr Sparrow, described as an “experienced employee”, was removing a catalytic converter from a car at the firm’s yard in Waterloo Road, Bolton.Mr Sparrow was using a steel saw to cut through an exhaust when the tool jammed, spun in his hands and he was slashed in the cheek by the blade.Mr Sparrow needed 40 stitches after his accident.Health and safety inspectors who investigated the incident discovered the yard had no risk assessments in place.Minshull Street Crown Court heard that Walker later began posting messages about the accident on Facebook in an apparent attempt to pin the blame on a colleague.Prosecuting Rosalind… Read full this story
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