02 September 2011
Compensation may be sought following lethal accident at work
A family may decide to seek personal injury compensation on behalf of a loved one who passed away in an accident at work.
Jonathan Crosby died when he was electrocuted while operating for UK Power Networks - which serves more than eight million people - in Diss in November 2007 as he was removing a transformer from an overhead line in a cherry picker.
During this incident, the old piece of equipment came into contact with a live power line as Mr Crosby held it, thereby passing a deadly electric current through his body.
An investigation conducted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) found that that fuses supplying the transformer had not been removed to cut the electricity supply, meaning the 45-year-old's employer had not made his working environment secure.
Toni Drury of the HSE stated: "A family man has lost his life in tragic circumstances, which could have been avoided if essential safety measures had been put in place."
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Posted by Trusha Vyas