A TEENAGER who was seriously injured at work returned to the scene of the accident last week.
Keiran Rhodes-Taylor, of Central Avenue, Oswaldtwistle, suffered a fractured skull, broken cheekbones and a broken jaw when he became trapped in machinery at Joseph Metcalf Ltd, on Brookside Lane, earlier this month.
The 18-year-old was dragged head-first into the machine, which uses conveyor belts to flatten bags of compost, and he spent two days on a life support machine at Blackburn Royal Infirmary.
He said: "When I went back to the factory, I didn't know which machine it was at first. It scared me when I saw the size of the gap I went though, as it was less than six inches.
"The health and safety man showed me these pictures of the machine after the accident, and on a couple of them you could see blood."
Keiran added that he still suffered from pain in his arm and mouth, headaches, and stress-related hair loss, and he was receiving hospital treatment and physiotherapy once a week.
He added that his memory of the accident had started to return, saying: "I can remember loading bags on to the machine and the doctor said to expect flashbacks, which will be frightening.
"But the staff at the factory have been very good and they've said that if I get bored at home, they will try and find me something to do in the office until I am well enough."