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Fatal accident at work to lead to compensation pursuit?

Fatal accident at work to lead to compensation pursuit?

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

Handyman Rocco Carofalo died in June 2009 after an incident occurred while he operated at premises owned by Ovenpride Wholesale in London in April of that year.

Mr Carofalo had been instructed by manager Amjad Mahmood to organise some equipment and tools used by employees at the company and was using a stepladder to help him reach some of the higher shelves in the depot.

However, he was later found lying beside the ladder with a serious head injury having fallen and an investigation conducted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) found the man had been provided with unsafe equipment with which to complete his duties.

Consequently, his boss has admitted breaching the Health and Safety Act 1974, which could mean Mr Carofalo's family will now decide to take civil legal action.

This comes after Noel Corbin died from a serious head injury sustained during an accident at work while operating for Foxtel in Belsize Park, London.

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Posted by Trusha Vyas