Jaguar Land Rover contractor ‘badly injured’ at Solihull factory

A Jaguar Land Rover contractor has been “badly injured” at the car manufacturer’s plant in Solihull.

He was understood to have been carrying out pipework and maintenance work when the accident happened on Thursday, August 13.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is investigating the matter and “making initial inquiries.”

The contractor worked for engineering recruiter Shorterm Group, which confirmed an incident took place with a full probe underway.

A source told BirminghamLive the worker allegedly had his foot run over by another contractor driving a forklift truck.

BirminghamLive has asked for more details from the relevant authorities, but none have yet been confirmed.

In a statement, a Shorterm spokesperson said: “We can confirm an incident involving a temporary worker took place at the JLR Solihull manufacturing plant on Thursday, August 13. A full investigation is under way involving the relevant authorities.”

A Jaguar Land Rover spokesperson said: “We can confirm an incident involving a contractor took place at our Solihull Manufacturing Plant on Thursday, August 13. A full investigation is underway with the relevant authorities and suppliers.”

A HSE spokesperson added: “HSE is aware of the incident and is making initial inquiries.”

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