Gate installer jailed and company fined £12k in landmark ruling

Gate installer jailed and company fined £12k in landmark ruling

30th October 2017: The installer responsible for the automatic iron gate which fell on grandmother Jill Lunn, at her home in Norwich in 2013, has been given a 42-month prison sentence.

The court had been advised that the accident was ‘a wholly preventable tragedy’ and that the installer’s actions amounted to manslaughter by gross negligence. 

The gate, which weighed around a third of a tonne was installed in March 2013, but without any stopping devices to prevent it falling if it was operated…

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Mukilteo boy, 10, killed in ‘awful accident’ when iron church gate falls on him

Mukilteo boy, 10, killed in ‘awful accident’ when iron church gate falls on him

MUKILTEO, Wash. — A 10-year-old Everett-area boy was killed Thursday when a heavy wrought iron gate at a church fell on him and he suffered a major head injury, the Mukilteo Fire Department said.

The department said it believes it was just “awful accident.”

The accident occurred at the Sulamita Slavic Pentecostal Church in the 12400 block of Evergreen Drive in Mukilteo.

Paramedics arrived at about 4:31 p.m. to find the boy on the ground and a bystander performing CPR on him. He was taken to the…

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