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2008-09 names and details of fatalities

Updated: 12/01/2012

Workers and members of the public fatally injured in 2008/09

This table contains the names and details of those workplace fatalities (both workers and members of the public) which have been included in the 2008/09 final statistics for work-related deaths. These are only the work-related deaths where HSE is the enforcing authority. Please note that the fatalities listed below include two records for 2008/09 that were not included in the official figures published on 30 June 2010. The official count will be revised to take account of such administrative errors when the figures are updated in October 2010.

Date of Incident Name Age Description of Incident Location of Incident Local Authority LA Code General Industry Sector Detailed Standard Industry Classification (SIC) SIC Code Employment Status
03/04/2008 Graham Scott 30 The deceased was killed following the collapse of an unshored section of the excavation. Glasgow Glasgow UA 9067 Construction Construction of residential and non-residential buildings 41200 Employee
03/04/2008 William Laurie 58 The deceased fell through fragile roof light. Bridgehouse Kirklees 4715 Construction Construction of commercial buildings 41201 Self Employed
07/04/2008 Phillip Ellison 47 The deceased was fatally stabbed in a community care setting Preston Preston 2345 Service General public administration activities 84110 Employee
08/04/2008 Richard Caddock 38 A tipper reversed over the deceased. M25 Dartford 2215 Construction Construction of residential and non-residential buildings 41200 Employee
09/04/2008 Aled Evans 28 The deceased fell over 6m through ridge cap opening. Gwynedd Gwynedd UA 6810 Construction Construction of residential and non-residential buildings 41200 Self Employed
09/04/2008 George Titchmarsh 87 The deceased fell while having a bath. Sittingbourne Swale 2255 Service Hospital activities 86101 Member of the Public 
11/04/2008 Anthony Czerinik 57 Vehicle fell off supports on to the deceased. Clydebank East Dumbartonshire UA 9061 Manufacturing Manufacture of basic iron and steel and of ferro-alloys  24100 Employee
11/04/2008 Keith Warman 55 The deceased fell in front of refuse truck. Bath Bath & NE Somerset 114 Service General public administration activities 84110 Employee
12/04/2008 Martin McMenemy 53 The deceased was thrown from lift Leicester Blaby 2405 Construction Construction of residential and non-residential buildings 41200 Employee
12/04/2008 Kristian Norris 30 Deceased struck by falling steel pinch bar Cleveland Redcar & Cleveland 728 Manufacturing Manufacture of basic iron and steel and of ferro-alloys  24100 Employee
15/04/2008 George Musgrave 66 Load fell on top of the deceased causing head injuries. Cornwall West Devon 1150 Agriculture Growing of grapes 01210 Self Employed
15/04/2008 Szabo Bela 45 Deceased fell on level, on bed of truck during erection of fairground ride. Fife South Lanarkshire UA 9077 Service Activities of amusement parks and theme parks 93210 Employee
16/04/2008 Jason Caroll 37 Coach fell onto the deceased’s head and chest whilst in the process of jacking up the vehicle. Bolton Bolton 4205 Service Maintenance and repair of motor vehicles 45200 Self Employed
16/04/2008 Joshua Blaydon 22 Trench collapsed on the deceased. Aylesbury Aylesbury Vale 405 Construction Maintenance and repair of motor vehicles 41200 Employee
18/04/2008 John Fowler 60 Deceased trapped underneath a conveyor when it overturned. Trent Stoke-on-Trent 3455 Service Freight transport by road 49410 Self Employed
21/04/2008 Stuart Shockledge 25 The deceased fell off roof to ground. Manchester Manchester 4215 Construction Electrical installation 43210 Employee
22/04/2008 Russell Wilson 24 Deceased crushed when the load of chipboard fell from flatbed trailer. Stirling Stirling UA 9078 Service Freight transport by road 49410 Employee
22/04/2008 John Wallbank 75 Deceased reversed onto by a tractor. Lancaster Lancaster 2335 Agriculture Raising of other animals 01490 Self Employed
24/04/2008 Radu Bors 27 The deceased fell from construction hoist accompanying scaffold boards being brought to ground level.  London Wandsworth 5960 Construction Other specialised construction activities n.e.c. 43999 Employed by other
24/04/2008 Sonny Holland 20 The deceased fell approx 6.5m onto a paved balcony. London Southwark 5840 Construction Other specialised construction activities n.e.c. 43999 Employee
26/04/2008 Peter Clarke 57 The deceased was trapped between concrete blocks on a conveyor and metal steps passing over the conveyor. Birmingham North Warwickshire 3705 Manufacturing Manufacture of concrete products for construction purposes 23610 Employee
27/04/2008 Sandra Pearce 52 The deceased was struck by cattle. Harleston Waveney 3535 Agriculture Mixed farming 01500 Member of the Public 
28/04/2008 Adrian Turner 51 The deceased was struck by a metal bale. Newport Newport UA 6935 Water Supply/Waste Management Recovery of sorted materials 38320 Employed by other
04/05/2008 Adam Cullen 35 The deceased died after falling down the stairs. Oxon Oxford 3110 Service General public administration activities 84110 Member of the Public 
05/05/2008 Dennis Clothier 63 The deceased was crushed by hydraulic arm of a tractor. Somerset South Somerset 3325 Agriculture Mixed farming 01500 Self Employed
07/05/2008 John Higgins 59 The deceased was fatally injured in an explosion at a transformer station Chelmsford Chelmsford 1525 Extractive/Gas & Electricity Supply Electric power generation, transmission and distribution 35100 Employee
07/05/2008 Phillip John Locke 24 The deceased was hit in the chest by a valve discharged under pressure. Haywards Heath Mid Sussex 3830 Manufacturing Manufacture of pumps 28131 Employed By Other
08/05/2008 William Aveyard 59 The deceased was trapped in a hand fed Platen Press machine. Wakefield Wakefield 4725 Manufacturing Printing n.e.c. 18129 Employee
08/05/2008 Ruby Garland Milnes 17 The deceased was struck by a vehicle that was making a delivery to the race course. York York 2741 Service Other sports activities 93199 Member of the Public 
12/05/2008 Bernard McCaroll 68 While breaking the Shovel the counterbalance weights from the machine fell on top of the deceased. Glasgow East Dumbartonshire UA 9061 Construction Demolition 43110 Employee
14/05/2008 Margaret Gibbens 95 The deceased died following a fall Kingston-upon-Thames Kingston-upon-Thames 5630 Service Residential nursing care facilities 87100 Member of the Public
15/05/2008 Jason Maguire 34 Waste vehicle reversed over the deceased during collection activity. Southwater Horsham 3825 Service General public administration activities 84110 Employee
19/05/2008 Arthur Clissold 58 The deceased fell off ladder while cleaning windows. Scunthorpe North Lincolnshire 2003 Service Window cleaning services 81221 Self Employed
20/05/2008 Balbir Rayatt 56 Metal barrier fell onto the deceased. London Haringey 5420 Manufacturing Manufacture of other rubber products 22190 Employee
21/05/2008 Zulekha Patel 69 The deceased was knocked down as bus reversed. Preston Preston 2345 Service Other passenger land transport 49390 Member of the Public 
24/05/2008 Alan Heatley-Clarke 62 The deceased appears to have slipped down external staircase sustaining head injuries. Lancing Adur 3805 Service Primary education  85200 Member of the Public 
25/05/2008 Tydfil Allen 87 The deceased died from an obstruction in her throat Dyfed  Carmarthenshire UA 6825 Service Residential care activities 87000 Member of the Public
27/05/2008 Arthur Hannabus 67 The deceased was involved in the thatching of a property on the farm when he fell from the roof.  Tiverton Mid Devon 1135 Construction Roofing activities 43910 Self Employed
28/05/2008 Michael Meehan  53 The deceased lost control of vehicle and crashed through safety barriers falling 30 feet over cliff. Bristol Bristol UA 116 Construction Construction of other civil engineering projects n.e.c. 42990 Employee
29/05/2008 Andreij Freitag 53 The deceased fell from an open edge of smoke extraction shaft. Dundee Perth & Kinross UA 9074 Construction Construction of residential and non-residential buildings 41200 Employee
29/05/2008 Steven Berry 45 The deceased fell through a plastic roof light falling approx 10m to floor. Manchester Manchester 4215 Manufacturing Manufacture of other fabricated metal products n.e.c. 25990 Employee
30/05/2008 Shaun O’Dwyer 54 The deceased fell into a piece of press machinery and was crushed inside. Cornwall Kerrier 815 Manufacturing Manufacture of plastic packing goods 22220 Employee
30/05/2008 Brian Wilkins 48 The deceased was overcome by carbon dioxide from fire protection system when it discharged. Sheffield Sheffield 4420 Manufacturing Manufacture of basic iron and steel and of ferro-alloys  24100 Employee
31/05/2008 Agnes Clarkson 83 The deceased fell and struck her head on the floor. Livingston West Lothian UA 9079 Service Hospital activities 86101 Member of the Public 
01/06/2008 Stanley Tilston 79 The deceased fell from 1st floor window in his room. Wrexham Wrexham UA 6955 Service Residential nursing care facilities 87100 Member of the Public 
03/06/2008 Colin Hill 49 The deceased was trapped by pre-cast concrete panels. East Linton East Lothian UA 9062 Agriculture Mixed farming 01500 Employee
03/06/2008 Charlotte Young 40 Found the deceased between mattress and bed rail. Bamber Bridge South Ribble 2360 Service Other residential care activities n.e.c. 87900 Member of the Public 
04/06/2008 Ian Skea 61 The deceased fell while working on a timber beam to install fixings. Aberdeen Aberdeen City UA 9051 Construction Construction of commercial buildings 41201 Self Employed
05/06/2008 Huges Makambila 35 Steel beams fell off the lorry pinning the deceased to the ground. Brentford City of Westminster 5990 Construction Construction of residential and non-residential buildings 41200 Employed By Other
07/06/2008 Ian Morrison  51 Steel drum exploded while the deceased was using an angle grinder to cut it open St Cyrus nr Montrose Angus UA 9053 Manufacturing Manufacture of other fabricated metal products n.e.c. 25990 Employee
08/06/2008 Audrey Grisbrook 81 The deceased slipped from the metallic staircase at recycling skip. East Sussex Lewes 1425 Water Supply/Waste Management Recovery of sorted materials 38320 Member of the Public 
09/06/2008 Ian Terry 32 The deceased received fatal injuries during firearms training exercise. Manchester Manchester 4215 Service Public order and safety activities 84240 Employee
09/06/2008 Craig Lochrie 26 Piece of scrap weighing 3.5 tonnes fell on the deceased. Bellshill North Lanarkshire UA 9073 Water Supply/Waste Management Recovery of sorted materials 38320 Employee
09/06/2008 Harry Emslie 65 Telehandler moved forward pinning the deceased between the bucket and the adjacent wall of the shed. Aberdeen Aberdeenshire UA 9052 Agriculture Mixed farming 01500 Self Employed
12/06/2008 Terrance Booth 58 A motorist came off the road onto the verge and collided with the deceased. Ringwood New Forest 1740 Service Maintenance and repair of motor vehicles 45200 Employee
12/06/2008 Mark Bate 21 The deceased was trapped and crushed between the body of the vehicle and the rear of the bucket attachment Tipton Sandwell 4620 Water Supply/Waste Management Collection of non-hazardous waste 38110 Employee
12/06/2008 John McCleary 51 The deceased fell from a roof Liverpool Liverpool 4310 Construction Other specialised construction activities n.e.c. 43999 Self employed
14/06/2008 Michelle Gellard 7 The deceased died during a swimming session Maldon Maldon 1545 Service Other amusement and recreation activities n.e.c. 93290 Member of the Public
15/06/2008 Anthony Porter 52 The deceased died of asphyxiation Bristol Bristol UA 116 Service Hospital activities 86101 Member of the Public
15/06/2008 Andrew Clark 43 The deceased was found dead in bath at adult residential unit. Cornwall Restormel 830 Service Residential care activities 87000 Member of the Public 
20/06/2008 Robert Main 62 The deceased fell from a ladder Milngavie East Dumbartonshire UA 9061 Construction Painting and glazing 43340 Self Employed
20/06/2008 Adam Greenacre 15 The deceased drowned in a lake Kings Lynn W Norfolk & Kings Lynn 2635 Service Other amusement and recreation activities n.e.c. 93290 Member of the Public
22/06/2008 Phyllis Butcher 84 The deceased died after falling from her electrically adjustable chair. Newcastle Under Lyme Newcastle-under-Lyme 3420 Service Residential care activities for the elderly and disabled 87300 Member of the Public 
24/06/2008 David Salkeld 42 The deceased was trapped between a dump truck and an excavator Brigg Barnsley 4405 Construction Construction of residential and non-residential buildings 41200 Employee
24/06/2008 Christopher Johnstone 42 The deceased died in a diving training session. Portsmough Portsmouth UA 1775 Service Defence activities 84220 Employee
25/06/2008 Norman Mayne 56 The deceased was crushed between reversing vehicle and skip. Hengoed Caerphilly UA 6920 Service Wholesale of waste and scrap 46770 Employee
27/06/2008 Joan Wolff 85 The deceased fell from a hoist Sunbury-on-Thames Elmbridge 3605 Service Residential nursing care facilities 87100 Member of the Public
28/06/2008 John Scrymgeour 62 The deceased was crushed by overturned vehicle Kirriemuir Angus UA 9053 Agriculture Mixed farming 01500 Self Employed
30/06/2008 Edward Charles Dean 24 The deceased fell into a basement. Brighton Brighton & Hove UA 1445 Construction Construction of residential and non-residential buildings 41200 Member of the Public
08/07/2008 Henry Evans 87 The deceased fell from a hoist Ceredigion   Cardiganshire UA 6820 Service Residential nursing care facilities 87100 Member of the Public
09/07/2008 Andrew Jordan 46 The deceased died following an ankle injury City of Westminster Cambridge 505 Construction Construction of residential and non-residential buildings 41200 Employee
09/07/2008 Catherine Gorman 32 The deceased climbed out of a stationary lift and stumbled from the landing into the exposed lift shaft Glasgow Glasgow UA 9067 Service Other letting and operating of own or leased real estate 68209 Member of the Public
09/07/2008 Percy Bend 87 The deceased died after wheel chair had tipped Wingerworth High Peak 1030 Service Hospital activities 86101 Member of the Public
09/07/2008 Cecil Barnes 79 The deceased died in hospital following an operation Plymouth Plymouth UA 1160 Service Hospital activities 86101 Member of the Public
10/07/2008 Derek Baines 65 The deceased collided with a reversing refuse collection vehicle. Worksop Bassetlaw 3010 Water Supply/Waste Management Collection of non-hazardous waste 38110 Member of the Public
12/07/2008 Matthew James Duckett 62 The deceased died from head injuries Wedmore Sedgemoor 3310 Agriculture Raising of dairy cattle 01410 Self Employed
12/07/2008 Matthew Bigden 25 The deceased was electrocuted when he touched live recently installed cooker. Abingdon Vale of White Horse 3120 Manufacturing Manufacture of kitchen furniture 31020 Employee
13/07/2008 Muriel Lyndley 81 The deceased died following a fall Wakefield Wakefield 4725 Service Residential nursing care facilities 87100 Member of the Public
14/07/2008 Stuart Richardson 41 The deceased died following asphyxiation Livingston West Lothian UA 9079 Service Hospital activities 86101 Member of the Public
15/07/2008 Sohan Singh 77 The deceased fell down flight of stairs.  London Ealing 5270 Service Other letting and operating of own or leased real estate 68209 Employee
15/07/2008 Jamie Hutton 22 The deceased died when the vehicle he was a passenger in overturned. Purbeck Purbeck 1225 Service Defence activities 84220 Employee
15/07/2008 Alan Winters 28 The deceased was struck by a fork lift truck Sheffield Sheffield 4420 Manufacturing Machining 25620 Employee
15/07/2008 Reginald Gibbings 87 The deceased died following a fall Looe Caradon 805 Service Residential nursing care facilities 87100 Member of the Public
16/07/2008 Geoffrey Wilkinson 54 The deceased fell from a ladder Warrington Warrington UA 655 Construction Other specialised construction activities n.e.c. 43999 Self Employed
18/07/2008 Kenneth Thornton 61 The deceased fell from a roof St Helens St Helens 4315 Construction Electrical installation 43210 Self Employed
18/07/2008 Margarie Black 85 The deceased became entangled between side of her bed and attached safety railing Argyll and Bute Argyll & Bute UA 9054 Service Residential nursing care facilities 87100 Member of the Public
18/07/2008 Veronica Dunne 76 The deceased fell from a hoist Romford Havering 5480 Service Residential nursing care facilities 87100 Member of the Public
19/07/2008 Ann Veronica Bradley 79 The deceased fell from a hoist Leicester Leicester UA 2465 Service Residential care activities for the elderly and disabled 87300 Member of the Public
20/07/2008 Ryan Acaster 17 The deceased died from a fall from a motorcycle Sefton West Lancashire 2365 Agriculture Hunting, trapping and related service activities 01700 Member of the Public
22/07/2008 David Vickers 37 The deceased was crushed by a lorry Chesterfield Chesterfield 1015 Water Supply/Waste Management Collection of non-hazardous waste 38110 Employee
23/07/2008 Ethel Heyworth 81 The deceased sustained neck injuries from a fall Carlisle Carlisle 915 Service Residential nursing care facilities 87100 Member of the Public
23/07/2008 Donald Preston 63 The deceased was working on a crane at a canalside marina when the jib fell on him Milton Keynes Milton Keynes UA 435 Service Other sports activities 93199 Employee
25/07/2008 Rita Jones 57 The deceased died following asphyxiation Shrewsbury Shropshire UA 3250 Service Hospital activities 86101 Member of the Public
26/07/2008 Meg Burgess 3 The deceased was killed by a falling wall Prestatyn Conwy UA 6905 Construction Construction of residential and non-residential buildings 41200 Member of the Public
27/07/2008 Neil Stanhope 27 The deceased died following asphyxiation London Wandsworth 5960 Service Hospital activities 86101 Member of the Public
29/07/2008 William Wilson 57 The deceased fell from a roof Ilkeston Erewash 1025 Service Other cleaning services       81299 Self Employed
30/07/2008 Martin Bacon 27 The deceased had changed the rear tyre on a road tanker and was re-inflating it when it exploded Sudbury Babergh 3505 Service Maintenance and repair of motor vehicles 45200 Employed By Other
30/07/2008 Paul Bell 45 The deceased was killed in ladder/scaffold structure collapse  Rotherham Rotherham 4415 Construction Roofing activities 43910 Self Employed
01/08/2008 Alistair Stewart 70 The deceased was crushed whilst dismantling a screening plant  Fort William Highland UA 9068 Extractive/Gas & Electricity Supply Operation of gravel and sand pits; mining of clays and kaolin 08120 Employee
04/08/2008 George Warden 50 The deceased fell from ladder approximately 6m to concrete flagstones. Glasgow Glasgow UA 9067 Service Activities of extraterritorial organizations and bodies 99000 Self Employed
08/08/2008 Philip Reid 20 The deceased was driving a two-seater all terrain vehicle in convoy when vehicle veered off and rolled down embankment Kelso Borders UA 9055 Agriculture Hunting, trapping and related service activities 01700 Employee
13/08/2008 Maurice Keogh 67 Large roadside tree fell over and struck the deceased's transit van  London Lambeth 5660 Service Landscape service activities 81300 Member of the Public
14/08/2008 Peter Halligan 48 The deceased fell down a hole 16m into an underground tank whilst collecting bricks Macclesfield Macclesfield 630 Construction Construction of residential and non-residential buildings 41200 Employee
16/08/2008 Robert Henderson 50 The deceased was transferring oxygen from a large cylinder to a small cylinder on a mini welding set when a length of old hydraulic pipe failed Beccles South Norfolk 2630 Agriculture Mixed farming 01500 Employee
17/08/2008 Zabiullah Assadi 15 The deceased went swimming and got into difficulties Trowse Norwich 2625 Service Other amusement and recreation activities n.e.c. 93290 Member of the Public
18/08/2008 Orlovas Vitalijus 29 The deceased was crushed by large sheet of glass whilst unloading it from a container St.Neots Huntingdon 520 Manufacturing Other manufacturing n.e.c.  32990 Employed By Other
21/08/2008 Christopher Waite 49 The deceased died of asphyxia and inhalation of food Blackpool Blackpool UA 2373 Service General public administration activities 84110 Member of the Public
24/08/2008 Charlotte Mulligan 90 The deceased fractured knees on rest pad of bed hoist and later died. Bishop Auckland Wear Valley 1340 Service Residential nursing care facilities 87100 Member of the Public
25/08/2008 Michael Greaves 54 The deceased became trapped between the collector reel and auger at the front of an open cab combine harvester Tewkesbury Wychavon 1840 Agriculture Growing of cereals (except rice), leguminous crops and oil seeds 01110 Self Employed
25/08/2008 Dorian Robert Mackie 33 The deceased died seemingly from asphyxiation Oxford South Oxfordshire 3115 Service Hospital activities 86101 Member of the Public
27/08/2008 Michael Johnson 44 The deceased was crushed between a reach truck and the top of a metal bin. Nr Thirsk Hambleton 2710 Manufacturing Manufacture of prepared pet foods 10920 Employee
27/08/2008 Andrew Brown 48 The side guardrails of the flatbed trailer toppled onto the deceased. Inverness Highland UA 9068 Construction Construction of commercial buildings 41201 Self Employed
27/08/2008 Raymond Chubb 65 The deceased fell off the back of a lorry and sustained head injuries Devon East Devon 1105 Manufacturing Manufacture of agricultural and forestry machinery other than tractors 28302 Employee
28/08/2008 Elizabeth Laidlaw 94 The deceased fell in nursing home Edinburgh Edinburgh UA 9064 Service Residential nursing care facilities 87100 Member of the public
29/08/2008 Altin Balla 28 The deceased was trapped when their cherry picker overturned. Oxford West Dorset 1230 Construction Construction of domestic buildings 41202 Employed By Other
29/08/2008 Anthony Mardling 61 The deceased was trapped in a silage round baler while bailing silage Shapely Heath Stafford 3425 Agriculture Mixed farming 01500 Self Employed
30/08/2008 Juan Romero 40 The deceased was struck by a crane jib Southampton New Forest 1740 Manufacturing Mineral oil refining 19201 Employed By Other
30/08/2008 Timothy Stephenson 78 The deceased was walking through field with dog when they were trampled by cattle Bakewell Derbyshire Dales 1045 Agriculture Raising of dairy cattle 01410 Member of the Public
30/08/2008 Elizabeth Roberts 89 The deceased died from asphyxiation when she became trapped between headboard and bed rail Llangollen Denbighshire UA 6830 Service Residential nursing care facilities 87100 Member of the Public
03/09/2008 Patrick Choy 42 The deceased was crushed between a machine and diesel tank Liverpool Liverpool 4310 Water Supply/Waste Management Recovery of sorted materials 38320 Employee
04/09/2008 Clifford Hartley 59 The deceased fell through fragile roof sheet whilst re-roofing an agricultural building Doncaster Doncaster 4410 Construction Roofing activities 43910 Employee
05/09/2008 David Cheadle 43 The deceased had hit his head in the milking parlour and died later at home. Dorset Purbeck 1225 Agriculture Test drilling and boring 01410 Employee
05/09/2008 Anne Evans 79 The deceased was following husband's car into car park when barrier came down on the deceased. Cheltenham Cheltenham 1605 Service Hospital activities 86101 Member of the Public
05/09/2008 Alexander Wright 27 The deceased was surveying inside an excavation which collapsed Stroud Stroud 1625 Construction Test drilling and boring 43130 Employee
06/09/2008 Derwyn Rees 73 The deceased found in bed with CO poisoning Llangwynydd Bridgend UA 6915 Service Specialised cleaning services 81222 Member of the Public
09/09/2008 Sam Leese 22 The deceased was found dead in a feeder wagon after undertaking some maintenance work Chester Chester 605 Agriculture Raising of dairy cattle 01410 Employee
10/09/2008 Steven Preston 39 The deceased was crushed when a lift holding a car they were working on failed Porth Rhondda, Cynon, Taff UA 6940 Service Maintenance and repair of motor vehicles 45200 Self Employed
11/09/2008 Angus Wiggins 76 The deceased was reversed over by telehandler. Tiverton Mid Devon 1135 Agriculture Growing of vegetables and melons, roots and tubers 01130 Self Employed
14/09/2008 Michael O'Nion 15 The deceased was fatally electrocuted Rotherham Rotherham 4415 Extractive/Gas & Electricity Supply Transmission of electricity 35120 Member of the Public
16/09/2008 Robert Holmes 47 The deceased was crushed against a transit van Bradford Bradford 4705 Service Maintenance and repair of motor vehicles 45200 Self Employed
16/09/2008 Gary Darnell 53 The deceased was hit by 0.5 tonne falling straw bale whilst it was being unloaded at a straw fired power station Ely East Cambridgeshire 510 Construction Other specialised construction activities n.e.c. 43999 Employed By Other
21/09/2008 Malcolm Bennett 50 The deceased sustained serious head injuries when they went to deal with a problem with twine underneath baler Rugeley East Staffordshire 3410 Agriculture Mixed farming 01500 Self Employed
22/09/2008 Ondrej Hladik 46 The deceased leant out of the cab of telehandler and was crushed by the lower boom. Fort Augustus Highland UA 9068 Construction Construction of other civil engineering projects n.e.c. 42990 Employed By Other
22/09/2008 Paul Gibbons 56 The deceased was replacing cement roof sheeting with metal when they fell through a cement sheet Penryn Carrick 810 Construction Other building completion and finishing 43390 Self Employed
29/09/2008 Thomas Sturrock 32 The deceased fell through asbestos cement sheet roof Glenrothes Fife UA 9066 Construction Roofing activities 43910 Employed by other
30/09/2008 Donald Cook 50 The deceased was trapped by a roof fall Selby Selby 2739 Extractive/Gas & Electricity Supply Deep coal mines 05101 Employee
01/10/2008 Frederick  Roberts 66 The deceased was crushed when standing behind pallets to avoid a forklift truck. Doncaster Doncaster 4410 Service Operation of warehousing and storage facilities for land transport activities of division 49 52103 Employee
01/10/2008 Henry Fleming 79 The deceased fell Paisley Renfrewshire UA 9075 Service Residential nursing care facilities 87100 Member of the Public
06/10/2008 Ian Ebbs 43 The deceased was crushed by the folder unit of a web fed printing press. Peterborough Peterborough UA 540 Manufacturing Printing n.e.c. 18129 Employee
08/10/2008 David Hopkinson 21 The deceased was carrying out tree work from a rope and harness and chainsaw came into contact with their neck Sheffield Sheffield 4420 Service Landscape service activities 81300 Self Employed
10/10/2008 Richard Hellowell 35 Telescopic fork lift overturned and the deceased was pinned underneath whilst trying to exit cab. Halifax Calderdale 4710 Construction Construction of residential and non-residential buildings 41200 Employee
11/10/2008 John Manley 86 The deceased was killed in a fall Cardiff Cardiff UA 6815 Service Hospital activities 86101 Member of the Public
12/10/2008 Anne Hamilton 96 The deceased fell Dumbarton West Dumbartonshire UA 9057 Service Residential nursing care facilities 87100 Member of the Public
14/10/2008 Ed Annis 43 The deceased fell from a ladder whilst trying to access their boat and sustained head injuries Surrey Elmbridge 3605 Manufacturing Building of pleasure and sporting boats 30120 Member of the Public
16/10/2008 Henryk Baumgart 54 The deceased was crushed by a vehicle cab London Newham LB 5750 Service Maintenance and repair of motor vehicles 45200 Employee
16/10/2008 Dennis Hunter 55 The deceased fell off a roof when doing a loft conversion Newcastle upon Tyne Newcastle-upon-Tyne 4510 Construction Roofing activities 43910 Self Employed
18/10/2008 Slawomir Bietracki 29 The deceased died from carbon monoxide poisoning from a portable gas burner Manchester Manchester 4215 Service Other business support service activities n.e.c. 82990 Employee
19/10/2008 Jan Karon 54 The deceased died after diving Portland Weymouth & Portland 1235 Service Other education n.e.c. 85590 Member of the Public
22/10/2008 Matthew Langton 35 The deceased was crushed by mini digger as it fell from a trailer whilst being loaded Derby Amber Valley 1005 Agriculture Raising of other animals 01490 Self Employed
22/10/2008 Elizabeth Stevenson 88 The deceased fell over and struck their head whilst being assisted up by care assistant Glasgow North Lanarkshire UA 9073 Service Residential nursing care facilities 87100 Member of the Public
29/10/2008 John Davies 26 The deceased was struck by an object when unloading vehicle Romford Havering 5480 Service Freight transport by road 49410 Employee
30/10/2008 Duncan Strong 41 The deceased fell from ladder and sustained head injury London Southwark 5840 Construction Construction of domestic buildings 41202 Self Employed
04/11/2008 Michael Stone 44 The deceased fell through skylight 30ft onto concrete floor whilst erecting scaffolding Cornwall North Cornwall 820 Construction Other building completion and finishing 43390 Self Employed
05/11/2008 Adam Johnson 38 The deceased was killed by a gas explosion. Welwyn Garden City Welwyn 1950 Construction Construction of residential and non-residential buildings 41200 Employee
10/11/2008 Charles Wilkinson 51 The deceased was struck by a telescopic handler when it reversed onto the pavement Berwick upon Tweed Berwick-upon-Tweed 2910 Construction Construction of residential and non-residential buildings 41200 Employee
10/11/2008 Mohinder Singh 53 The deceased was driving a fork lift truck which turned over whilst negotiating a bend Tipton Sandwell 4620 Manufacturing Casting of iron 24510 Employee
10/11/2008 Gary Whiting 51 The deceased was inside Fluid Cell Press performing maintenance when someone outside tested the press not realising he was inside  Yorkshire East Riding 2001 Manufacturing Manufacture of weapons and ammunition 25400 Employee
10/11/2008 Guilherme  Olivereira 48 The deceased was removing chains from a large beam when it was blown by the wind and swung into the deceased Chelmsford Chelmsford 1525 Construction Construction of other civil engineering projects n.e.c. 42990 Employee
11/11/2008 Elizabeth Tauber 92 The deceased was struck by a van Wandsworth Wandsworth 5960 Service Other education n.e.c. 85590 Member of the Public
13/11/2008 Andrew Parkinson 38 The deceased fell 7m into empty sludge process tank they were refurbishing Leeds Leeds 4720 Construction Construction of other civil engineering projects n.e.c. 42990 Employee
14/11/2008 Steven Ford 50 Materials fell from top of a wall being demolished onto the deceased Dorset North Dorset 1215 Construction Demolition 43110 Employee
20/11/2008 Clarissa Clarke 74 The deceased died when food obstructed her airway Warrington Warrington UA 655 Service Residential nursing care facilities 87100 Member of the public
21/11/2008 Douglas Perrett 40 The deceased found lying unconscious on the ground in front of the house they were painting Northolt Ealing 5270 Construction Construction of residential and non-residential buildings 41200 Self employed
21/11/2008 David Bough 65 The deceased suffered cardiac arrest whilst attached to a telemetry monitor. Stoke-on-Trent Stoke-on-Trent 3455 Service Hospital activities 86101 Member of the Public
21/11/2008 Arthur Jameson 58 Tractor fell off ramp onto the deceased Keith Moray UA 9071 Extractive/Gas & Electricity Supply Operation of gravel and sand pits; mining of clays and kaolin 08120 Employee
25/11/2008 Amelia Ryder 84 The deceased was being transferred using a hoist when it collapsed and they fell to the floor. Essex Havering 5480 Service General public administration activities 84110 Member of the Public
26/11/2008 Royston Dean 43 The deceased was using a dumper when it overturned causing injuries Gloucester Gloucester  1620 Construction Construction of water projects 42910 Self Employed
26/11/2008 Mary Potter 89 Part of a ceiling above a bay window collapsed and struck the deceased Liverpool Liverpool 4310 Service Residential nursing care facilities 87100 Member of the Public
27/11/2008 Nigel Lindley 47 The deceased was attaching a metal plate to another when it fell on them. Rochdale Rochdale 4225 Manufacturing Manufacture of bearings, gears, gearing and driving elements 28150 Employee
28/11/2008 Lewis Macdonald 35 The deceased fell 100ft hitting a cross bar and into the water  Invergordan Highland UA 9068 Construction Other building completion and finishing 43390 Employee
01/12/2008 Nick Atfield 31 The deceased was operating a capstan winch when they came into contact with it Devon South Hams 1125 Agriculture Marine fishing 03110 Employee
02/12/2008 Ioan Boboc 22 The deceased was trimming a pile cap with a breaker when a high voltage cable nearby exploded London City of Westminster 5990 Construction Construction of residential and non-residential buildings 41200 Self employed
02/12/2008 Giancarlo Ferrara 12 The deceased was struck by a ball and died Hemel Hempstead  Dacorum 1910 Service General secondary education  85310 Member of the Public
02/12/2008 Kenneth Joyce 54 A steel roofing member broke free and struck the deceased during dismantling  Newcastle North Tyneside 4515 Construction Demolition 43110 Employee
02/12/2008 Paul Kempston-Butler 45 The deceased fell 5m as they leaned over guard rail on scaffolding Essex Southend UA 1590 Construction Construction of residential and non-residential buildings 43910 Self Employed
04/12/2008 Frances Shannon 81 The deceased fell from a hoist Liverpool Liverpool 4310 Service Residential nursing care facilities 87100 Member of the Public
07/12/2008 Nazar Hussain 55 The deceased was crushed by robot depalletising machine Halifax Calderdale 4710 Manufacturing Manufacture of sugar confectionery 10822 Employee
07/12/2008 Henry Allen 83 CO poisoning of resident Cramlington Blyth Valley 2915 Service Other letting and operating of own or leased real estate 68209 Member of the Public
10/12/2008 David Tindall 48 The deceased was overcome due to lack of oxygen when they disturbed the surface of some barley grain in a grain bin Nr Whitby Scarborough 2730 Agriculture Growing of cereals (except rice), leguminous crops and oil seeds 01110 Self Employed
11/12/2008 John Kinns 36 When the measuring tape came into the arc field of an overhead power line, the deceased died in the resulting explosion Buckingham Aylesbury Vale 405 Service Architectural activities 71111 Employee
13/12/2008 Michael Tilley 55 The deceased was using a crane when the load being lifted failed and landed on them Leicester Leicester UA 2465 Manufacturing Manufacture of machinery for mining 28921 Employee
13/12/2008 Matt Morgan 37 The deceased was drowned in a swimming pool Wolverhampton Wolverhampton 4635 Service Other sports activities 93199 Member of the Public
14/12/2008 Emma Webb 93 The deceased died from a fall whilst in care Vale of White Horse Vale of White Horse 3120 Service Residential care activities for the elderly and disabled 87300 Member of the Public
15/12/2008 Dave Bewes 61 The deceased was tipping coal from a lorry and it fell on him Falmouth Carrick 810 Service Operation of warehousing and storage facilities for land transport activities of division 49 52103 Self employed
15/12/2008 John Smith 53 The deceased was found next to large lathe with serious head and arm injuries. Glasgow Glasgow UA 9067 Manufacturing Manufacture of railway locomotives and rolling stock 30200 Employee
17/12/2008 Allan Sanderson 50 Floor of the auto clave collapsed and landed on the deceased Lancashire Blackburn UA 2372 Manufacturing Manufacture of other special-purpose machinery n.e.c. 28990 Employee
19/12/2008 Colin Clark 39 The deceased was trapped between stationary trailer and reversing tractor Widnes Halton UA 650 Service Freight transport by road 49410 Employee
19/12/2008 Raymond Burns 43 The deceased was struck by 20 tonne loading shovel. Cleveland Middlesbrough UA 734 Water Supply/Waste Management Recovery of sorted materials 38320 Employee
03/01/2009 Shaun Chapman 44 The deceased fell from a tree whilst thinning the tree. Ashford Ashford 2205 Service Landscape service activities 81300 Self employed
08/01/2009 Darren Taylor 25 The deceased struck a power line. Eaglesham Glasgow UA 9067 Service Freight transport by road 49410 Employee
09/01/2009 Keith Bainbridge 50 The deceased was crushed whilst de-icing an aircraft. Newcastle Newcastle-upon-Tyne 4510 Service Service activities incidental to air transportation 52230 Employee
10/01/2009 Michael Lohaza 45 The deceased was crushed between saddle and chuck of a lathe Preston Preston 2345 Manufacturing Manufacture of other machine tools 28490 Employee
11/01/2009 Audrey Joan Kenny 86 The deceased fell from a hoist when it failed mechanically Rochdale Rochdale 4225 Service General public administration activities 84110 Member of the Public
12/01/2009 Peter Denis Bull 62 The deceased was knocked over and crushed by a HGV Salford Salford 4230 Service Freight transport by road 49410 Employee
17/01/2009 Iris Morris 74 The deceased was struck by a single decker bus Northampton Northampton 2825 Service Other urban, suburban or metropolitan area passenger land transport (not incl. underground, metro and the like) 49319 Member of the Public
19/01/2009 Harry Riley 71 The deceased fell from a window.  Walsall Walsall 4630 Service Hospital activities 86101 Member of the Public
20/01/2009 David Baker 66 The deceased was struck by a plastic wrapped bale Leicester Harborough 2415 Agriculture Mixed farming 01500 Employee
24/01/2009 James Askew 35 The deceased died whilst diving Leicester Leicester UA 2465 Service Other sports activities 93199 Member of the Public
25/01/2009 Philip Formstone 46 The deceased was repairing a faulty vehicle, and was found underneath the vehicle with apparent crush injuries. Oswestry Oswestry 3215 Service Other urban, suburban or metropolitan area passenger land transport (not incl. underground, metro and the like) 49319 Employee
27/01/2009 Kieron O’Neill 17 The deceased was struck by a vehicle reversing in the workshop Rochdale Rochdale 4225 Service Maintenance and repair of motor vehicles 45200 Employee
28/01/2009 Bernd Meyfarth 59 The deceased died whilst painting girders Ayr North Ayrshire UA 9072 Construction Construction of residential and non-residential buildings 41200 Employed By Other
30/01/2009 Andrea Norris 23 The deceased slipped and later died Bury St.Edmunds St.Edmundsbury 3525 Service Post-secondary non-tertiary education 85410 Employee
31/01/2009 Geoff Hughes 63 The deceased was entangled in a PTO shaft Southam Stratford-on-Avon 3720 Agriculture Raising of dairy cattle 01410 Self Employed
02/02/2009 Michael Ford 59 The deceased was found lying next to his road tanker West Lindsey West Lindsey 2535 Extractive/Gas & Electricity Supply Extraction of crude petroleum 06100 Employee
03/02/2009 Austin Kelso 78 The deceased fell through roof battens Matterdale Eden 925 Construction Construction of residential and non-residential buildings 41200 Member of the Public
05/02/2009 Margaret Grimoldby 68 The deceased was found on the floor of nursing home Burnley Burnley 2315 Service Residential nursing care facilities 87100 Member of the Public
08/02/2009 Mohammed Hashim 76 The deceased fell 5 metres through a roof light Manchester Manchester 4215 Service Maintenance and repair of motor vehicles 45200 Self employed
11/02/2009 Kevin Watson 47 The deceased was crushed by a freestanding anchor when it fell over Middlesbrough Middlesbrough UA 734 Manufacturing Building of ships and floating structures 30110 Employee
13/02/2009 Jamie Higham 37 The deceased was found between the tractor and slurry tanker  Newark Bassetlaw 3010 Agriculture Raising of other animals 01490 Employed By Other
16/02/2009 John Tuer 53 The deceased was found trapped between a bale and tractor/trailer Windermere South Lakeland 930 Agriculture Mixed farming 01500 Self employed
17/02/2009 Christopher Boyes 25 The deceased died in a collision East Worldham East Hampshire 1710 Construction Construction of roads and motorways 42110 Member of the Public
18/02/2009 Dennis Mulcahy 62 The deceased died as a result of fall from height London Bexley 5120 Construction Construction of residential and non-residential buildings 41200 Employee
18/02/2009 Kiril Ivanov 41 The deceased fell 19 metres whilst descending from a terraced level  London City of Westminster 5990 Construction Construction of residential and non-residential buildings 41200 Self employed
19/02/2009 Anthony Greensill 46 The deceased was repairing a skip lorry when the raising mechanism collapsed Dudley Sandwell 4620 Service Maintenance and repair of motor vehicles 45200 Employee
19/02/2009 Robert Moore 54 The deceased was crushed between an engine and static racking during a lifting operation East Grinstead Mid Sussex 3830 Service Maintenance and repair of motor vehicles 45200 Employee
19/02/2009 Frederick Carter 74 The deceased was struck by vehicles Oxford Oxford 3110 Construction Construction of residential and non-residential buildings 41200 Member of the Public
19/02/2009 Gary Ward 43 The deceased was maintaining a crushing plant when it moved and he became trapped High Bavington Tynedale 2925 Extractive/Gas & Electricity Supply Other mining and quarrying n.e.c. 08990 Employee
20/02/2009 Bernadette Kinsella 48 The deceased was found dead in bedroom Birmingham Birmingham 4605 Service Residential care activities for the elderly and disabled 87300 Member of the Public
22/02/2009 Jack Rowlands 21 The deceased was electrocuted whilst repairing an electric immersion heater Maidenhead Windsor & Maidenhead 355 Construction Plumbing, heat and air-conditioning installation 43220 Self employed
23/02/2009 Mary Lindsay 99 The deceased was found dead in her apartment Lanark South Lanarkshire UA 9077 Service Residential nursing care facilities 87100 Member of the Public
26/02/2009 James Bamford 64 The deceased was crushed by vehicle that he was working under. Nottingham Broxtowe 3015 Service Maintenance and repair of motor vehicles 45200 Self employed
26/02/2009 Craig Reaney 18 The deceased was struck by a refuse lorry Rugeley Cannock Chase 3405 Water Supply/Waste Management Collection of non-hazardous waste 38110 Employee
27/02/2009 Liam Hughes 1 The deceased was killed when he came into contact with the live electrical wires of an electrical cable Glasgow Glasgow UA 9067 Service Other letting and operating of own or leased real estate 68209 Member of the Public
06/03/2009 Craig Page 26 The deceased was crushed by a mobile crane Camden Camden 5210 Construction Construction of residential and non-residential buildings 41200 Employed By Other
09/03/2009 Robert Brown 59 The deceased fell/slipped from the cab of his refuse vehicle. Kilmarnock East Ayrshire UA 9060 Service General public administration activities 84110 Employee
15/03/2009 James Jack 42 The deceased died following a fracture. Ayr North Ayrshire UA 9072 Agriculture Mixed farming 01500 Self Employed
16/03/2009 Desanka Todorovic 44 The deceased was killed by a falling pallet. Corby Corby 2805 Manufacturing Manufacture of paper and paperboard 17120 Employee
19/03/2009 Richard Chaddock 30 The deceased was trapped between a mobile elevated work platform basket and steel beam. Newark City of London 5030 Construction Construction of residential and non-residential buildings 41200 Employee
21/03/2009 Helen Jenkins 39 The deceased was struck by a reversing vehicle Llandysul Cardiganshire UA 6820 Agriculture Raising of sheep and goats 01450 Employee
21/03/2009 Edward Waddell 65 The deceased was fatally injured in a fire Perth & Kinross Perth & Kinross UA 9074 Service Other human health activities 86900 Member of the Public
30/03/2009 John Mott 47 The deceased was struck by a falling steel beam. Barnsley Barnsley 4405 Manufacturing Manufacture of other articles of concrete, plaster and cement 23690 Employee
30/03/2009 Jake Herring  20 The deceased was electrocuted Windsor Windsor & Maidenhead 355 Manufacturing Manufacture of other pumps and compressors 28130 Employee
31/03/2009 Phillip Ring 35 The deceased was crushed by a falling pallet Redruth Kerrier 815 Service Freight transport by road 49410 Self Employed
31/03/2009 Ann Williams 59 The deceased fell from a hoist Wrexham Wrexham UA 6955 Service Residential care activities 87000 Member of the public

From January 2012 onwards, the industry classifications used in this table are based on SIC 2007. Prior to this, the classifications were based on SIC 2003. This brings this information in line with the industry classifications used in HSE’s official statistics.

Members of the public who have died in reportable domestic gas incidents in 2008/09

This table contains the names and details of people killed in domestic gas incidents, which are reportable under RIDDOR

Date of incident Name Age Description of incident Location of incident Local Authority LA code General Industry Sector Detailed Standard Industry Classification (SIC) SIC Code Employment status
07/05/2008 Emad Qureshi 28 The deceased died in an explosion South Harrow Harrow 5450 Service Other letting and operating of own or leased real estate 68209 Member of the Public
13/09/2008 Donald Laraway 80 The deceased died from asphyxiation by unburned gas from a cooker Hyndburn Hyndburn 2330 Construction Plumbing, heat and air-conditioning installation 43220 Member of the Public
27/09/2008 Christopher Mars  -  The deceased died of carbon monoxide poisoning East Sussex  -  - Service Other letting and operating of own or leased real estate 68209 Member of the Public
07/11/2008 George Cooper 84 The deceased died of carbon monoxide poisoning from gas fire Glossop High Peak 1030 Service Other letting and operating of own or leased real estate 68209 Member of the Public
26/11/2008 James Boris Green 78 The deceased died of carbon monoxide poisoning at home from grill of gas cooker Doncaster Doncaster 4410 Service Undifferentiated service-producing activities of private households for own use 98200 Member of the Public
26/11/2008 Vilma Green - The deceased died of carbon monoxide poisoning at home from grill of gas cooker Doncaster Doncaster 4410 Service Undifferentiated service-producing activities of private households for own use 98200 Member of the Public
01/12/2008 Rita Wright 58 The deceased died of carbon monoxide poisoning from gas fire Hinckley Hinckley & Bosworth 2420 Service Activities of households as employers of domestic personnel 97000 Member of the Public
05/12/2008 Elizabeth Kerr 79 The deceased died of carbon monoxide poisoning from the boiler below the premises Manchester Manchester 4215 Construction Construction of commercial buildings 41201 Member of the Public
12/12/2008 Cheryl Tringham 42 The deceased died of carbon monoxide poisoning at a private dwelling from gas fire and boiler Glasgow Glasgow UA 9076 Service Other letting and operating of own or leased real estate 68209 Member of the Public
25/12/2008 David Roots 50 The deceased died of carbon monoxide poisoning at a private dwelling from grill of gas cooker Kent Tonbridge & Malling 2265 Service Undifferentiated service-producing activities of private households for own use 98200 Member of the Public
25/12/2008 Zoe O’Kelly 50 The deceased died of carbon monoxide poisoning at a private dwelling from grill of gas cooker Kent Tonbridge & Malling 2265 Service Undifferentiated service-producing activities of private households for own use 98200 Member of the Public
13/01/2009 Lesley Graham 95 The deceased died in an explosion caused by liquid petroleum gas leaking from a portable gas heater Stratford-upon-Avon Stratford-upon-Avon 3720 Service Activities of households as employers of domestic personnel 97000 Member of the Public
18/01/2009 Mr Thornton  -  The deceased died of suspected carbon monoxide poisoning at a private dwelling East Sussex Wealden 1435 Service Other letting and operating of own or leased real estate 68209 Member of the Public
23/01/2009 Amanda Druce 47 The deceased died of carbon monoxide poisoning at a private dwelling from a boiler Lincoln Lincoln 2515 Service Other letting and operating of own or leased real estate 68209 Member of the Public
13/02/2009 Raymond Harris  -  The deceased died of carbon monoxide poisoning at a private dwelling from various gas appliances Somerset Mendip 3305 Service Other letting and operating of own or leased real estate 68209 Member of the Public

From January 2012 onwards, the industry classifications used in this table are based on SIC 2007. Prior to this, the classifications were based on SIC 2003. This brings this information in line with the industry classifications used in HSE’s official statistics.

Footnotes

  1. Fewer gas incidents were published in earlier versions of the 2008/09 names and details of fatalities table. Since then further information from HSE's investigations has indicated additional incidents which are reportable under RIDDOR and these are included in the above. These investigations have also indicated that some incidents are not reportable under RIDDOR and therefore they are not included in the above.
  2. The table has been revised to coincide with the release of final statistics for fatal injuries for 2008/09, which were released on 30 June 2010. It will be further amended when the final statistics for incidents relating to the supply and use of flammable gas in Great Britain for 2008/09 are released in late Summer 2010.
Updated 2016-07-27