20 December 2011
Compensation to be sought after fatal workplace accident?
A fatal accident at work may lead to a family pursuing personal injury compensation on behalf of their deceased loved one.
Richard Mark Thornton passed away in March 2007 when he was crushed by a crane that overturned at the building site of a new warehouse in Liverpool while he worked for Siteweld Construction.
An investigation of the incident conducted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) found that the 46-year-old was fatally injured when the machinery attempted to move a steel column weighing six tonnes from well outside the safe lifting zone.
The crane subsequently toppled over and fell on top of Mr Thornton, whose employer has now admitted liability through breaching the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998.
Sarah Wadham, inspector at the HSE, observed: "It is tragic that Mr Thornton died because a series of health and safety warnings and procedures were ignored."
This comes after Christopher Massey recently passed away during an accident at work at premises owned by Kimberly Clark.
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Posted by Trusha Vyas