08 June 2012
Fatal accident to lead to compensation award?
The family of a man who died in a fatal accident at work may decide to start a compensation claim against his employer on his behalf.
Mark Bate passed away at the age of 21 in June 2008 during an incident at recycling company SITA UK in the West Midlands town of Tipton when the arm of a JCB skid steer loader crushed his head.
Mr Bate had been driving the vehicle on the site for a period of three months previously without ever being given proper training on how to use it properly, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) subsequently established.
The man was loading scrap paper onto a conveyor belt at the premises when he came into contact with the machinery, which killed him instantly.
David Evans of the HSE said this was an "entirely avoidable tragedy".
"Despite knowing his lack of experience, SITA left him unsupervised to operate the loader," he added.
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Posted by Chris Stevenson