Woman who lost her leg in freak night shift accident caught on CCTV ‘wishes she took the night off’

Woman who lost her leg in freak night shift accident caught on CCTV ‘wishes she took the night off’

Sharon Bramhall was working at Baker & Baker Products in Bromborough when her mobile work platform (MEWP) collided with her, crushing her left leg.

Baker & Baker Products, which makes a wide range of baked goods, was fined £400,000.

A woman had to have her leg amputated after suffering a horrific workplace injury.

Sharon Bramhall was working at Baker & Baker Products in Bromborough when her mobile work platform (MEWP) collided with her, crushing her left leg. The 58-year-old woman needed to have her limb amputated below the knee after an accident.




This was captured by CCTV cameras at the company’s headquarters on Stadium Road. Baker and Baker Products produces a range of baked goods and was fined £400,000 after pleading guilty at Liverpool Magistrates’ Court on 25 March 2024.

In a statement given to the court, Sharon said she felt “lucky” and that the situation had not been worse. “I know I could have died,” she said.

Sharon Bramhall was working at Baker & Baker Products in Bromborough when a mobile work platform (MEWP) collided with her, crushing her left leg.

“Sometimes I wake up wishing I had booked that night off work for some reason and none of this would have happened.” The court heard how Sharon was supervising four other staff as they carried out high-level cleaning duties during a night shift on April 22, 2022.

She was working as a banker for an employee who controlled the lifting work platform. When the MEWP rotated 90 degrees inside the warehouse, it struck Sharon, the Liverpool Echo reports.

She stayed in hospital for three months and had nine surgeries, including multiple skin grafts. She said: “I have a large scar on my abdomen where the surgeons took a piece of it to use as a cover over my torso. My left leg above my torso is severely scarred and damaged. He was trapped under a cherry picker.

The 58-year-old had to have his limb amputated below the knee after the incident, which was captured on CCTV, at the company’s headquarters on Stadium Road.

“The recovery afterwards has been horrific. It’s hard to put into words how much the accident affected me. I had to uproot and move my family. I suffer from ulcers on my torso, even now, which leaves me wheelchair dependent. “I can’t leave the house on my own. “I’m afraid of what the future holds for me.”

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