17 May 2012
Damages to be awarded for fatal crush injuries?
Compensation may be sought by a family after a loved one passed away in a fatal accident at work.
William Aveyard died at the age of 49 in May 2008 after sustaining severe crush injuries during an incident while he was working at printing premises owned by retail marketing company Bezier in Wakefield.
At the time of this accident, Mr Aveyard was using a hand-fed press at the site to cut out signs that had been printed previously on cardboard when he became trapped in the machinery.
The equipment's moveable platen subsequently crushed him and he was pronounced dead at the scene.
An investigation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) found that Bezier - a firm with 700 employees in the UK - had failed to provide him with adequate safety training on how to use the machine.
HSE inspector Andy Denison commented: "The sudden - and avoidable - death of Mr Aveyard was a devastating blow for his family."
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Posted by Chris Stevenson