One of our readers has sent in a story anonymously. He or she writes:
"Yesterday, morning an 18 year old new employee at one of the units at East Northdown Farm was crushed when heavy sheet steel fell on him. He had been left alone and reportedly without supervision to use a heavy metal cutting guilotine when the accident happened.
The unit is one of three units with planning permission for only B1 light industrial (suitable for a residential area), but which has been allegedly - according to the author - used for B2 heavy engineering for several years. Thanet District Council enforcement have acknowledged this breach of planning control but have to date failed to take any action.
Two paramedic vehicles, two ambulances, two police cars and a fire engine attended the scene. The air ambumlance was also called and attended. The Health and Saftey Executive were called by the Police and the unit was closed by the HSE because of the dangerous environment.
The young man in question was eventually taken to Margate Hospital by ambulance and is now recovering after suffering severe injuries to his arm. An HSE investigation continues."