03 October 2011
Fatal accident to lead to compensation pursuit?
Personal injury compensation may be sought by the family of an engineer who passed away during an accident at work.
Paul Clark died in July 2009 while operating in the press shop of premises managed by Tallent Automotive - formerly ThyssenKrupp Tallent, an organisation with more than 1,500 employees across the country - in County Durham.
The 52-year-old - who had a wife and two children - was fatally injured as he attempted to clear a jam in a pneumatic destacker and became crushed between two parts of the machinery.
An investigation conducted by the Health and Safety Executive established that there was no safe rules system put in place by the company to prevent such an accident from occurring.
Consequently, the firm admitted breaching the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, meaning Mr Clark's family could seek damages.
Following the case, his wife Carole commented: "We as a family remain of the view that Paul's death was completely avoidable."
Contact our accident and injury solicitors on 0800 916 9046 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like advice on any personal injury matter
Posted by Trusha Vyas
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