Category Archives: Fatal Accident Claims

Farmer killed by badly fitted door

A North Yorkshire farmer has been killed when he was crushed under a half-tonne roller shutter that had been badly fitted. Robert Ireland was 71 and died from multiple injuries in October 2010 at his family farm in East Heslerton, near Malton. The roller shutter door had recently been installed and fell from its ‘flimsy’ […]

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Fatal accident at work as man falls from height

A building firm and one its directors have been prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) after a fatal accident at work saw a man fall 15 metres in an empty water storage tank in Macclesfield. Galt Civil Engineering Ltd and Peter Stuart were prosecuted following an HSE investigation into the death of Peter […]

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Fatal accident at work – sole trader prosecuted

A Berkshire haulier has been prosecuted for health and safety failings which lead to a fatal accident at work. Brian Gutteridge, 67, from Cavensham, had worked for J Mould (Reading) for more than 20 years. He was crossing the road from the main office to the car park at the end of his working day […]

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Fatal accident at work results in HSE prosecution

Two companies have been prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) after a fatal accident at work occurred. Victim hit on the head by a metal bar. Kristian Lee Norris, 29, from Middlesbrough, was working for Vesuvius UK Limited and was re-lining a steelmaking furnace at Teesside Cast Products, owned by Tata Steel UK […]

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Fatal accident at work sees suspended prison sentence for landscape gardener

A Staffordshire based landscape gardener has been handed a suspended prison sentence and 180 hours of community service after a fatal accident at work. Lesson Lavender from Stoke on Trent, was helping the landscape gardener to install a large oak post at a property in Keele when the fatal accident at work occurred in May […]

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Environment Agency prosecuted after fatal accident at work

The environment agency has been prosecuted after a fatal accident at work saw a 43 year old employee drown. There was a catalogue of errors which resulted in Simon Wenn drowning whilst dredging an icy Cambridgeshire watercourse. Mr Wenn and a colleague were working on the maintenance of the Counter Drain at Mepal. He was […]

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