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Who Is in Control

Who Is in Control

Mr S worked for a scaffolding company. He was sent to dismantle a specialist type of scaffold known as birdcage. Basically the building is erected around the outside of the scaffold including the roof. This means at the end of construction the scaffold is completely enclosed. The only way of reaching the  working platform is(…)

Hosepipe Hazard

Hosepipe Hazard

Water and zero degrees temperatures don’t really mix that well, and when they do it tends to result in ice. That is unfortunately what happen on the pavement that Mr W was walking his dog along, and even more unfortunately Mr W stood on the ice, slipped, fell and broke his ankle. It turned out(…)

It Is Called Give Way For A Reason

It Is Called Give Way For A Reason

Give way junction – the clue is in the name. You are supposed to stop, or at the very least slow down to a speed that makes it safe to check for any oncoming traffic before you proceed through the junction. Unfortunately for Mr W, the driver who came straight through a junction without stopping,(…)

Roundabout Wrongdoings

Roundabout Wrongdoings

Miss S was a passenger in her boyfriends car. They were travelling around a roundabout. As they were doing so a car drove straight through a junction into the roundabout and straight into the side of their car. The other driver was very aggressive when they got out of their vehicle, insisting the accident was(…)

Closing Door, Trapped Fingers

Closing Door, Trapped Fingers

We all use doors. We use them every day. Open, close, open, close, etc. There isn’t much to it really. Fairly straightforward, most of the time. This case however shows that even the more mundane of day to day activities can still catch you off guard. It only takes a momentary lapse of concentration for(…)

Always Best To Use The Correct Equipment

Always Best To Use The Correct Equipment

They say a bad workman blames his tools. In this case the bad workman had only himself to blame because he picked the wrong tool to use. Mr H works in a food factory. A colleague needed to move a large quantity of meat which he did using an electric lifter. Unfortunately this particular piece of(…)

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