Injured Construction Worker May Claim Damages

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Several broken bones suffered in an accident at work could lead to a construction employee pursuing a compensation claim.

Ross Smith sustained four separate fractures in his right foot when a dumper weighing six tonnes ran over him at a building site in Lincoln in March last year.

At the time of the accident, the self-employed 23-year-old was helping with a project to build a road way, which was being led by principal contractor Maypine Construction, and was filling the area with stone in preparation for surfacing.

Mr Smith was hurt when the heavy-duty vehicle accidentally ran over his foot and a work accident investigation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) found that Maypine failed to carry out a proper risk assessment of the project.

Martin Waring, HSE inspector, commented: "Many construction transport incidents are usually the result of inadequate separation of pedestrians and vehicles, and by inadequate control of vehicle movements on site."

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18/05/2012 16:26