Mother sues employers after air conditioning fan nearly slices hand off

Donna Gardiner

Donna Gardiner

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A mother has described how she has been left with debilitating injuries after her boss told her to put her hand inside a broken air conditioning unit to repair it.

Spinning fan blades within the machinery sliced through flesh and tendons on Donna Gardiner’s right hand – leaving her permanently unable to move several fingers.

Donna Gardiner with husband Stephen and children Dan, two, and Tom, five.

Donna Gardiner with husband Stephen and children Dan, two, and Tom, five.

The 34-year-old, who was the deputy manager at the Co-op branch in Grangewood Road, Chesterfield, has won a personal injury claim against her employers over the life-changing injury.

 

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