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Fatal accident at work could lead to compensation claim

Fatal accident at work could lead to compensation claim

Personal injury compensation may be sought by a family following the death of a loved one in an accident at work.

Peter Reynolds passed away in January 2008 when he was caught in an explosion at premises owned by his employer CEMEX UK Operations in the Midlands town of Rugby.

Mr Reynolds died immediately as the force of the blast threw him out through the side of the building and to the ground around ten metres below while he treated waste cement dust in the bypass plant.

An investigation by the Health and Safety Executive found that the firm had taken no action to put a safe working system in place despite knowing there was an issue with pressure and blockages in the system.

CEMEX - a global firm established in 1930 - subsequently admitted breaching Section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 in a case at Leamington Spa Crown Court.

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Posted by Trusha Vyas