Work injury solicitors are attempting to secure compensation for a woman left widowed by a fatal workplace accident at a Sheffield steel firm in 2012.
A hearing at Sheffield Crown Court last year heard that numerous breaches of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 led to the delivery driver and father-of-three being crushed by a three-tonne consignment of steel tubes.
“The prosecution by the HSE has highlighted how a series of unacceptable and wholly avoidable safety failings led to [the worker’s] death,” said the woman’s fatal accident solicitor.
He added, “We are continuing to work on behalf of [the deceased’s] family to secure the vital financial support they deserve following this tragedy and hope to bring the case to a swift conclusion.”
The steel fabrication firm in question has already received a fine of £62,000 over its health and safety breaches; however, it is likely that any fatal accident sum awarded will far outstrip this figure.
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