13 December 2011
Family could seek damages after fatal accident
An accident at work could that resulted in a man dying could lead to his family pursuing a claim for compensation on behalf of their loved one.
Martin Denton passed away in June 2006 after sustaining a serious head injury when he fell from a forklift truck while working at premises owned by Millennium Rubber International, a global firm based in Macclesfield.
At the time of the incident, the 60-year-old was repairing an overhead crane and was being lifted up by a forklift driver.
However, Mr Denton slipped from the surface, falling a distance of around four metres to the concrete floor below and then died in hospital hours later.
Both his employer - United Crane Services - and Millennium Rubber have now admitted breaching health and safety regulations, meaning Mr Denton's family could be eligible to claim damages.
Tanya Stewart of the Health and Safety Executive commented: "The companies simply did not consider the risks Mr Denton might face if he carried out the repair work to the overhead crane in this way."
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Posted by Chris Stevenson
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