Oliver Carr represents Family at the Inquest into the Death of a 33 year old Father Crushed by Lift whilst at Work
Oliver Carr represents Family at the Inquest into the Death of a 33 year old Father Crushed by Lift whilst at Work.
Over the course of a multi-day inquest at Rochdale Coroner’s Court, the Coroner concluded that Mr Sandy Noble, who was working as an engineer’s mate/labourer as part of lift refurbishment works at the Royal Oldham Hospital, died as a result of head and neck injuries after the lift collided with him.
The Coroner concluded that Mr Noble had pressed a defective stop button which should have had the effect of preventing lift movement. The button failed, leading to the lift system re-energising which enabled the lift to continue moving. This was found to have directly resulted in the impact which caused Mr Noble’s death.
In her conclusion, Joanne Kearsley, Senior Coroner for Manchester North, noted the failure of safety measures which should have, in isolation, prevented the lift from being able to move.
Mr Noble was not qualified to be working in the lift pit whilst unsupervised.
The Family commented that: "We’d give anything to have Sandy back, but we know that’s not possible. Hearing everything again at the inquest has been incredibly hard, but at least we now have some answers. I just hope that by speaking out, nobody else will have to suffer the pain our family has."
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