A digger hire accident that led to the death of a man at GB Plant and Digger Hire in Norfolk has not been viewed as suspicious in any way, according to Norfolk Police. The man sustained head injuries of a serious nature in the incident, but no further details of what occurred have been made public. The police took full control of the investigation immediately after the incident occurred. However, following investigations by forensics investigators and police officers it is understood the death was not confirmed as being suspicious in any way.
The accident has now been passed into the control of the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). They are examining what happened during the accident, which occurred in the early part of March this year, to determine whether any health and safety regulations had been contravened in any way. Other people working in the vicinity did not seem to know the man or what had occurred, according to reports in local papers. While two ambulances had attended the scene very quickly, nothing could be done to save the injured man, who died before he could be taken to hospital.
How serious can head injuries be?
As we have seen in this sad case, head injuries can be fatal depending on how severe they are. Sometimes the most innocuous of head injuries can seem minor at the time, only to result in urgent medical attention being required later on. In other cases the severity is obvious at the time the incident occurs. In the workplace every employer has a duty of care to ensure their workers are safe from any potential injuries or illnesses. This is why HSE is often called in to inspect a scene where something has occurred.
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Date Published: April 19, 2015
Author: Rob Steen