06 December 2011
Fatal accident to lead to damages pursuit?
Personal injury compensation could be sought by a family after a loved one passed away in a fatal accident at work.
Peter Cole died when he fell from a cherry picker as he replaced the lights on the central reservation of the A5036 dual carriageway in Liverpool in August 2006 while working for Amey Infrastructure Services - a firm that employs around 11,000 people.
The 61-year-old fell a distance of eight metres on to the back of the vehicle when its lifting arm collapsed and he passed away in hospital shortly after due to the severity of his injuries.
An investigation conducted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) found that neither Amey or the Mouchel Parkman group - the company Mr Cole's employer was in a joint venture with - had maintained the cherry picker properly.
Len Cole, brother of Mr Cole, commented: "His death has destroyed the lives of his whole family. Peter and I were totally different characters but we got on great together."
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Posted by Chris Stevenson