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Compensation to be sought after fatal accident?

Compensation to be sought after fatal accident?

Personal injury compensation may be sought by the family of a man who passed away during a fatal accident at work.

Christopher Fox died at the age of 60 in November 2009 when he was crushed by an overturning tractor while he worked for the GMT Foljambe 1996 Discretionary Trust in Worksop.

At the time of this incident, Mr Fox was working on a tree-felling project when the vehicle being used to control the direction of the plant tipped over unexpectedly.

The tractor subsequently landed on top of the professional and he was killed immediately.

An investigation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) found that George Michael Thornhagh Foljambe - a trustee of Mr Fox's employer - has failed to offer him proper advice on the equipment he was using.

David Butter of the HSE commented: "Felling trees is a high risk activity and anyone engaged in such activities needs to have had sufficient training for the task being undertaken."

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Posted by Chris Stevenson