Forklift Truck Fatal Work Accident

Forklift Truck Fatal Work Accident

It is believed a worker, was taking part in moving around 1,000 tyres on his fork lift truck when it sadly hit a tyre and tipped over and crushed the him, causing the fatal accident at work.

When the accident occurred, it is believed the tyres which the deceased was transporting was stored on the roadway where the accident occurred, which caused an obstruction and increasing the risk of a truck overturning.

A witness at the inquest which occurred advised that he did not see the accident happen but remembered hearing a loud noise and ran down to where it came from when he saw the forklift truck on top of the deceased.

Another forklift truck had to be used to lift the vehicle off him, when emergency services were called but regrettably he was pronounced dead at the scene.

A post-mortem revealed that the deceased died of injuries consistent with a severe crush injury to his chest.

Forklift Truck Accidents

Compensation for fatal accident at work: Statistics show that there are approximately 152 fatal accidents at work a year for workers/employees who are carrying out their jobs.

Employers are under a duty to provide a safe working environment.  Fatal accidents at work are on obvious hazard that employers must safeguard against. All employers must ensure that the place of work is safe for all employees. They must provide any safety equipment, clothing, breathing apparatus etc to protect employees who are undertaking work that may cause them harm. The use of heavy lifting equipment at the workplace is heavily regulated and must adhere to regular LOLER Inspections.

Due to this fatal accident at work, the families of the deceased are entitled to make a claim against his employee, claim bereavement award, make a dependency claim as well as getting help with their funeral expenses.

To discuss matters further regarding making an compensation for fatal accident at work claim, contact our expert solicitors on 0151 431 0548.

Posted: November 2, 2015 at 1:00 pm