Family may seek carbon monoxide compensation

Compensation could be sought by a family in Yorkshire after it emerged they had been put at risk of contracting carbon monoxide poisoning.

The unnamed family were put in danger by the negligence of local builder Nigel Parker - who was working on the construction of an extension at their home in Batley but is not on the Gas Safety Register - in September 2009.

A few months after this, the household boiler broke down and, when a professional visited to inspect the problem, several issues with the standard of Mr Parker's work were found and the boiler was immediately disconnected.

A subsequent investigation conducted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) found he has illegally modified the flue of the gas-combination equipment while also leaving a meter unsafely positioned.

Recently, it was revealed that the boiler at the Westlands Community Centre in Newcastle-under-Lyme had been leaking, meaning residents using the location could have been exposed to carbon monoxide.

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12/12/2011 13:49