A brewery tanker accident at JW Lees’ Greengate brewery in Middleton left a man with fatal injuries. The brewery tanker accident occurred when the man in his 30s fell into the rear of a tanker vehicle. Fire and ambulance crews were called after the worker collapsed and stopped breathing.
The Technical Response Unit tried to rescue the man from the tanker and five fire engines were sent by Greater Manchester Fire Service. Advanced paramedics, an ambulance, a hazardous area response team and a rapid response vehicle were also sent by North West Ambulance Service. The Health and Safety Executive was made aware of the incident and will be carrying out their own investigation.
If it is revealed that proper safety measures were not in place to protect workers, the employer could be deemed negligent and held responsible for the worker’s accident, which could mean that his family are able to claim compensation.
Accidents at work
Accidents at work have the potential to happen anywhere, no matter which industry you work in. However, if you work with heavy machinery or other equipment, you should ensure that your employer provides adequate staff training, puts in place safety procedures and maintains and inspects equipment regularly. If they fail to meet their obligations and you are injured in an accident, you may be able to claim compensation. There is a time limit in place to make a claim, so you’ll need to contact a personal injury lawyer within three years of your accident to explore your options.
Claiming with Accident Advice Helpline
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Source: Evening News
Date Published: September 16, 2014
Author: David Brown