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Damages to be sought after hospital porter death?

Damages to be sought after hospital porter death?
Personal injury compensation may be sought by a family on behalf of a loved one who passed away due to a fatal accident at work.

Hospital porter Peter Bonomy died at the age of 58 in October 2006 when the lid of an industrial waste compactor fell shut on him and broke his neck at the Royal Bolton Hospital.

At the time of the incident, Mr Bonomy was working for ISS Mediclean - a firm with more than 43,500 employees globally - and an investigation into his death established that he and his colleagues had been allowed to load the machine in an unsafe manner.

Analysis into the accident by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) revealed that workers had been permitted to do so from the side, despite the safest course of action being to place items in the compactor from the front.

Tony Slade, a friend of Mr Bonomy, commented: "His friends will take consolation if his death spurs companies to ensure that such incidents do not happen again."

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Posted by Chris Stevenson