Trevor Rollin became trapped after a tooling rack collapsed while he was using an overhead crane to unload tools from the rack. Mr Rollin suffered multiple fractures, cuts and bruises.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) used the case to highlight the need for companies to ensure the safety of work equipment is made a priority.

HSE Inspector Fiona MacNeill said: “Mr Rollin was lucky not to have been killed by the racking which overturned.

“Employers should learn a lesson from this incident: that the safety of work equipment cannot be taken for granted.

“Safety does not manage itself. Risk management is a proactive process and employers should assess and prioritise the more serious risks in their premises.”