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Accident at work may lead to compensation pursuit

Accident at work may lead to compensation pursuit

Personal injury compensation may be sought be the family of a man who passed away following an accident at work.

George Hardie was run over by a forklift truck as he walked across the yard at premises managed by Vion Food Scotland in Livingston in June 2009 and died within hours due to his extensive injuries.

An investigation conducted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) established that Mr Hardie's colleague operating the vehicle could not see properly because he was carrying an excessively large load at the time.

The 60-year-old had to be freed from underneath the truck by the fire services but was pronounced dead on arrival at the New Edinburgh Royal Hospital.

Vion Food Scotland has since admitted breaching the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, meaning Mr Hardie's loved ones may decide to seek damages on his behalf.

This comes after Noel Corbin passed away after sustaining a serious head injury in an accident at work in London.

Contact our accident and injury solicitors on 0800 916 9046 or email if you would like advice on any personal injury matter

Posted by Francesca Witney