25 November 2011
Fatal accident at work to result in compensation claim?
A family could seek personal injury compensation after a man died in a fatal accident at work.
Gareth Young passed away in August 2009 when an electrical control cabinet weighing around half a tonne fell on top of him while he worked for Moulded Paper at an industrial estate in Ebbw Vale.
The 60-year-old was crushed by the object as he attempted to remove sheet metal from it for re-use and apparently did not know it was unsecured as it lent against a wall at the premises.
An investigation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) found that IMCO Limited - trading as Moulded Paper - had not taken sufficient precautions to ensure the health and safety of its employees.
Trevor Hay, inspector of the HSE, observed: "A competent risk assessment would have revealed the instability of the electrical control cabinet that fell on Mr Young."
Recently, Terence Gardiner died when his neck was crushed in a piece of machinery while working for HG Gladwell and Sons near Ipswich.
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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