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Fatal accident could to lead to compensation claim

Fatal accident could to lead to compensation claim

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

Stephen Ford died at the age of 50 while working for building contractor Alastair Copland - trading as Do It Al - on a project near Blandford in November 2008.

Mr Ford sustained a major head injury when a piece of falling cob from a barn he and his son Jamie were demolishing under instruction from Mr Copland struck him and he subsequently passed away at the scene.

Jamie Ford was taking down a wall of the structure with a hand tool when a portion of it fell and hit his father.

An investigation by the Health and Safety Executive established that while neither man was wearing a hard hat at the time of the incident, Mr Copland had no prior experience of such work and had also not planned the project properly.

Contact our accident and injury solicitors on 0800 916 9046 or email enquiries@rjw.co.uk if you would like advice on any personal injury matter

Posted by Chris Stevenson