After a tragic motorcycle accident on his way to work in April 2011, Angelo Hernandez, MBF Aluminium’s employee since 1992, finds himself paraplegic. Given his determination and motivation, MBF Aluminium decided to do everything in order to reinsert him.
Angelo Hernandez, before his accident, worked as fitter in one of the MBF plants at St. Claude (Jura). But following the event, for a security reasons, it was impossible to give him the same job.
MBF Aluminium has therefore built for him a dedicated workspace in the factory warehouse: Angelo Hernandez is now responsible for receiving orders, entry and exit of goods and parts in stock. For this reason, some works to facilitate his access to MBF Aluminium and allow his daily treatment were implemented: it has been open an access from the parking garage to a treatment room newly created , various facilities in the warehouse were changed, it was adapted a wheelchair … All the activities cost a total of 25,000 euros, 60% of the fees were paid by AGEFIPH (Association of Management of the Fund for Integration of Persons with Disabilities) and SAMETH (Service Assistance in Maintaining Employment of disabled workers).
MBF Aluminium, by developing the new workspace of Angelo Hernandez, made an important gesture for the employee who showed motivation with his desire to return to work and meet again his colleagues. The company proved by this example that the social dimension is one of its pillars. Today, Angelo Hernandez continues to ride a motorbike, to sky and to swim. He is fighting to change the image of disability.