Fatal Accident at Work Example – Mr Alderton

34 year old man was killed when he squeezed himself through the driving wheel of a fertiliser to fix a screw. A fatal accident police report stated that he had forgot to turn the engine off before he had started the procedure.

He knocked the steering sensor out of position which made the wheel realign crushing  the worker against the machine. The screw had already been seen to but had not been fixed. He decided to try and do it by himself.

He was discovered by other lorry drivers who raised an alarm. Employees who work for the company said the maintenance training was “self -taught” and experts who come in would show them what to do. Cannabis was found in Mr Alderton system though he was described as normal that morning.

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Posted: June 15, 2014 at 8:39 am