Archive for the 'accidents' Category

Nigel Farage death threats crash pilot guilty – BBC News

“A pilot has been convicted of threatening to kill UKIP leader Nigel Farage following a plane crash.”

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BBC News, 14th April 2011


Network Rail pleads guilty over Potters Bar crash – BBC News

“Network Rail has admitted breaching safety regulations over the Potters Bar train crash which claimed seven lives.”

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BBC News, 30th March 2011


Stunt expert cleared in Batman cameraman death trial – BBC News

“An Oscar-winning special effects expert has been cleared of health and safety breaches over the death of a cameraman during filming of the last Batman film.”

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BBC News, 14th March 2011


Injured North Yorkshire Police officer awarded £370,000 – BBC News

“A police sergeant who was forced to retire after he was seriously injured in a motorbike accident has been awarded £370,000 in compensation.”

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BBC News, 11th March 2011


Lynch v Ceva Logistic Ltd and another – WLR Daily

Lynch v Ceva Logistic Ltd and another [2011] EWCA Civ 188; [ 2011] WLR (D) 66

“The owner of a warehouse who had the control of it (1) owed a duty under regulations 4 and 17 of the Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992 and at common law to ensure that the place of work was safe for an employee of an independent contractor who was carrying out his work in the warehouse and (2) was entitled to assume that the independent contractor had given proper instructions to its employee as to how to carry out the work.”

WLR Daily, 28th February 2011


Please note that once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Potters Bar train crash: Network Rail and Jarvis Rail to be prosecuted – The Guardian

“Criminal proceedings are to start against Network Rail and the maintenance firm Jarvis Rail over alleged safety failures behind the 2002 Potters Bar rail crash, in which seven people died.”

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The Guardian, 10th November 2010


Regina v Williams (Jason John) – WLR Daily

Regina v Williams (Jason John) [2010] EWCA Crim 2552; [2010] WLR (D) 274

“As a matter of statutory construction, fault or other blameworthy conduct on the part of the defendant was not required to establish that he was guilty of an offence under s 3ZB of the Road Traffic Act 1988 of causing the death of another person by driving while unlicensed, disqualified or uninsured; and it was sufficient that the driving was a cause of the death, provided that it was a more than negligible or de minimis cause.”

WLR Daily, 3rd November 2010


Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

April 2020