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Electrical Control Panel Crushes Worker in Wales

November 28, 2011 Leave a comment

Ebbw Vale, Wales – Nov 25, 2011 – A family could seek personal injury compensation after a man died in a fatal accident at work.

Gareth Young passed away in August 2009 when an electrical control cabinet weighing around half a tonne fell on top of him while he worked for Moulded Paper at an industrial estate in Ebbw Vale.

The 60-year-old was crushed by the object as he attempted to remove sheet metal from it for re-use and apparently did not know it was unsecured as it lent against a wall at the premises.

An investigation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) found that IMCO Limited – trading as Moulded Paper – had not taken sufficient precautions to ensure the health and safety of its employees.

Trevor Hay, inspector of the HSE, observed: “A competent risk assessment would have revealed the instability of the electrical control cabinet that fell on Mr Young.”

Recently, Terence Gardiner died when his neck was crushed in a piece of machinery while working for HG Gladwell and Sons near Ipswich.

Story via Russell, Jones & Walker

Electrical Control Panels Should be Securely Fastened to the Wall.  Perform Electrical Safety Audits to increase the safety of your workplace.

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