01 November 2011
Fatal accident at work to lead to damages pursuit?
Personal injury compensation may be sought by a family after a loved one died in an accident at work.
Michael Tilley passed away immediately when he was struck on the head by a steel structure weighing 1.5 tonnes while he operated at premises managed by Parker Plant in Leicester in December 2008.
The 55-year-old was helping lift part of a 500-tonne concrete batching installation - which was to be used in a project in Africa - when he was crushed in between two pieces of steel equipment.
An investigation conducted by the Health and Safety Executive established that Mr Tilley had not been properly trained on how to conduct such work safely, which resulted in him following incorrect instructions.
Parker Plant subsequently admitted breaching Section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, meaning the man's family could now pursue a claim for damages.
This comes after Peter Reynolds died in an explosion in a factory owned by CEMEX UK Operations in nearby Rugby.
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Posted by Trusha Vyas