Grenfell Tower and Awaab Ishak tributes as social housing bill passes – BBC News

‘A move to strengthen social housing rules in the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire and the death of a toddler from exposure to mould is set to become law.’

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BBC News, 27th June 2023

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Beccles air crash: Pilot’s death accidental, inquest finds – BBC News

Posted June 22nd, 2023 in accidents, aircraft, inquests, news by tracey

‘The death of an 87-year-old pilot in a light aircraft crash was accidental, an inquest jury concluded. Peter Walker, from Lincoln, died from multiple traumatic injuries in the crash at Beccles Aerodrome in Suffolk on 24 March last year. Although not a factor in Mr Walker’s death, the court heard of concerns about a lack of medical guidance for the recertification for pilots over 70.’

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BBC News, 21st June 2023

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Manchester vape liquid firm fined after worker loses fingers and thumb – BBC News

Posted June 21st, 2023 in accidents, employment, fines, health & safety, industrial injuries, news by tracey

‘A vape liquid manufacturing company has been fined £180,000 after a worker lost two fingers and a thumb while clearing a blockage in a packaging machine.’

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BBC News, 20th June 2023

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Cardiff: Trampoline park owner sentenced over injuries – BBC News

‘The owner of an indoor trampoline park where four children broke their legs has been given a suspended sentence.’

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BBC News, 20th June 2023

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Company owner jailed and firm fined £700,000 after death of employee – Crown Prosecution Service

‘A garden supplies company owner has been jailed and the firm has been fined £700,000 after a worker was crushed to death by a robotic packing arm.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 9th June 2023

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Dolgellau ambulance crash: Driver jailed for eight months – BBC News

Posted June 12th, 2023 in accidents, careless driving, homicide, imprisonment, news, sentencing by tracey

‘An ambulance driver has been jailed for killing a patient in a crash after not securing her stretcher harness and driving on the wrong side of the road.’

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BBC News, 10th June 2023

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NEWS Hybrid claims appeal given permission to be heard in Supreme Court – Law Society’s Gazette

‘Multiple-injury motor claims with a bearing on thousands of other cases will be tested in the Supreme Court, it was confirmed today.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 7th June 2023

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Epping man jailed for leaving fatally injured girlfriend in car – BBC News

‘A driver without a licence who crashed his car and abandoned his fatally injured girlfriend at the scene has been jailed for more than four years.’

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BBC News, 3rd June 2023

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Blood test for sleepy drivers could pave way for prosecutions – The Guardian

Posted May 9th, 2023 in accidents, blood products, news, prosecutions, road safety by sally

‘A blood test to measure whether a driver who has caused an accident was impaired by lack of sleep could be available within two years, making it easier to legislate against drowsy drivers or their employers.’

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The Guardian, 8th May 2023

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Judge approves £150 million settlement of Grenfell compensation claims – The Independent

‘A judge has approved a “global” settlement of compensation claims made by people affected by the 2017 Grenfell Tower fire.’

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The Independent, 2nd May 2023

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More than 900 people affected by Grenfell Tower fire settle claims – The Guardian

Posted April 12th, 2023 in accidents, bereavement, compensation, damages, fire, health & safety, housing, inquiries, news by sally

‘More than 900 bereaved family members, survivors and local people who were affected by the devastating Grenfell Tower fire have agreed on a settlement of their civil claims arising from the blaze.’

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The Guardian, 11th April 2023

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Court of Appeal re-affirms restrictions on use of expert evidence in Road Traffic Accident claims – 39 Essex Chambers

‘In Raspin v Taylor [2022] EWCA Civ 1613 the Court of Appeal re-affirmed the need for the limited use of expert reconstruction evidence in road traffic claims. The Court had originally advised upon restriction of such evidence in the case of Liddell v Middleton [1996] P.I.Q.R P36. Needless to say, over the next 25 years adherence to such guidance was not followed by the parties nor enforced by the lower courts on case management.’

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39 Essex Chambers, 14th March 2023

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Trust fined for failures in care of dementia patient who died after absconding – The Independent

Posted March 21st, 2023 in accidents, elderly, fines, hospitals, mental health, news by tracey

‘An NHS trust has been fined for a “catalogue of failures” which saw a dementia patient abscond from a hospital three times and die after hitting his head on concrete.’

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The Independent, 20th March 2023

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Pedestrian jailed for manslaughter after causing cyclist to fall in front of car – The Guardian

Posted March 3rd, 2023 in accidents, bicycles, homicide, imprisonment, news, sentencing by sally

‘A pedestrian who shouted and waved her arm aggressively at a cyclist on the pavement, causing her to fall into the path of an oncoming car, has been jailed for three years for manslaughter.’

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The Guardian, 2nd March 2023

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Rugby player paralysed after ‘reckless’ tackle wins case against opposing player – The Guardian

Posted February 24th, 2023 in accidents, news, personal injuries, sport by sally

‘A rugby player who was paralysed from the waist down after a “reckless” tackle has won her high court claim against the opposing player who made the “red mist” challenge.’

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The Guardian, 23rd February 2023

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Emily Lewis: Speedboat skipper cleared of teenager’s manslaughter – BBC News

Posted February 15th, 2023 in accidents, health & safety, homicide, negligence, news by sally

‘A “thrill ride” speedboat skipper who careered into a metal buoy leaving a teenage passenger with fatal injuries has been cleared of manslaughter.’

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BBC News, 14th February 2023

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Archie Battersbee’s death was an accident, coroner concludes – The Guardian

Posted February 9th, 2023 in accidents, children, inquests, mental health, news, self-harm by sally

‘Archie Battersbee, whose parents fought a lengthy battle to prevent his life support being switched off, died as a result of a prank or experiment gone wrong, a coroner has concluded.’

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The Guardian, 8th February 2023

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Shoreham air crash: Pilot seeks judicial review of inquest verdict – BBC news

Posted February 6th, 2023 in accidents, aircraft, inquests, judicial review, negligence, news, unlawful killing by tracey

‘The pilot whose plane crashed at the Shoreham Airshow in 2015, killing 11 men, has asked for permission to judicially review the inquest into their deaths.’

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BBC News, 6th February 2023

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Caerphilly man, 96, warned about sight jailed for killing pedestrian – BBC News

‘A 96-year-old driver who killed an 84-year-old pedestrian after being warned he should not drive by an optician has been jailed for more than two years.’

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BBC News, 28th January 2023

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Gove admits ‘faulty’ guidance partly to blame for Grenfell fire – The Guardian

‘Michael Gove has admitted that “faulty and ambiguous” government guidance was partly responsible for the Grenfell Tower tragedy. The UK housing secretary said lax regulation allowed cladding firms to “put people in danger in order to make a profit”.’

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The Guardian, 29th January 2023

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