A coroner has ruled the death of a father from Kettering who was fatally injured by a forklift truck at a Northampton warehouse was accidental. Shaun Flynn, 36, died in June 2016 after an accident loading a lorry while working for Boss Scaffolding Ltd at a warehouse in Lodge Farm Industrial estate.At his inquest this week (November 6), a jury found the death was accidental and ruled Shaun died in a 'misadventure' when the forklift truck rolled into him and caused fatal damage to his head and spine.Shaun's mother Janice told the inquest: "He was a gentle giant. A joker and a hard worker. He was the rock of our family."Senior coroner Jacqueline Devonish said: "Sean Flynn suffered traumatic injuries to his head and spine when he was in collision with a forklift truck at the site of his employer on June 20, 2016."He was witnessed to leave the forklift truck with its forks raised when it rolled into collision with him."Shaun was flown to University Hospital Coventry by air ambulance. … [Read more...] about Forklift truck accident at Northampton warehouse that killed Kettering father was ‘misadventure’, coroner finds
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A father from Kettering died after he was fatally injured by a forklift truck that rolled forward and trapped him against a lorry, an inquest has heard. Shaun Flynn, 36, died in June 2016 after an accident loading a lorry while working for Boss Scaffolding Ltd at a warehouse in Northamptonshire.At the first day of his inquest yesterday (November 5), a jury heard how Shaun was airlifted to Coventry University Hospital, but died as a result of his injuries six days later.Shaun's mother Janice told the inquest: "He was a gentle giant. A joker and a hard worker. He was the rock of our family."Senior coroner Jacqueline Devonish said: "Shaun was at work loading a lorry using a forklift truck. When he completed loading the lorry he got out of the forklift truck to secure the sides of the lorry."The truck moved forward, trapping him between the forklift truck and the lorry."As a result, he was injured and taken to University Coventry Hospital, where he died of his injuries."The inquest - which … [Read more...] about Kettering father died of injuries after forklift truck trapped him against lorry, inquest hears
0 Have your say Scottish scientists have discovered for the first time exactly how a single sporting or car accident brain injury can develop years later into life-changing dementia. A landmark study published in the journal Brain from the Mario Negri Institute for Pharmacological Research of Milan and the University of Glasgow provides first evidence that just one traumatic brain injury can generate an abnormal form of the dementia associated protein tau that can slowly spread through the brain, resulting in memory deficits and neuronal damage.Dr Elisa Zanier, who led the team along with Dr Roberto Chiesa, said: “Traumatic brain injury is a leading cause of death and disability in young adults. “Even in milder cases, it represents a risk factor for dementia such as chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). Understanding the mechanism linking an acute mechanical event to a progressive, degenerative brain disease would help development of new … [Read more...] about Link between head trauma sustained during sport and dementia
THUNDER storms and lighting are often key features of the British summer, especially after heatwaves like we have been experiencing this May. It is an often-said phrase, but what are the actual chances of being struck by lightning and how can you avoid it? Here's the lowdown... What causes lightning and how likely am I to be struck? A lightning strike is when an electric discharge from the atmosphere is sent down into an earth-bound object. Most lightning strikes do not touch humans and the odds of being struck by lightning are very low. In fact the chances of being struck by lightning are 300,000 to one and it is estimated that around 24,000 people are killed each year worldwide as a result of lightning. In the UK, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) says that on average three people are killed each year by lightning - making the odds 66 times shorter than the global average. What happens if I am struck by lightning during a thunderstorm? Although lightning … [Read more...] about What causes lightning, what are the chances of being struck and what happens if you are hit during a thunder storm?
Callum Crowley’s family was told to expect the worst when he fell 50ft after climbing scaffolding. The schoolboy, who is now 13, had been playing with friends when he nearly fell to his death. Callum’s mother Kate Sherwin had been cooking dinner at their home in Cwmbran on May 6, 2017, when she received the news that changed her family’s life. Kate, 35, said: “Callum’s friend Marcus came in crying and said Callum had had a fall but didn’t go into detail.” It was only after rushing to Callum on Llewellyn Road in Cwmbran that the scale of the accident became apparent. Kate said: “With the way Marcus was crying and behaving you could tell there was something more. “Callum has ADHD and with that he has no fear at all. “When I got there there was a police officer before I turned the corner.” Kate found her son lying on the floor, still conscious. She said: “I turned the corner and saw someone was on the floor. A woman … [Read more...] about The boy who survived a 50ft fall off scaffolding