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An accident at work that left a man with a serious head injury could result in him deciding to seek a compensation settlement.
Richard Chodkiewicz sustained a brain injury when a scaffolding tube dropped on his head from a height of 15 storeys as he worked on the construction site of a new Radisson hotel in Bristol.
The 53-year-old was employed by Hoistway to help install a lift at the premises when the accident occurred, as a colleague positioned on the 18th floor of the lift shaft dropped the seven-pound piece of equipment.
This was attached to a piano wire and reached the 15th floor before becoming untied and falling unhindered to strike Mr Chodkiewicz.
A case heard at Bristol Crown Court has ended in Hoistway and Miller Construction - the chief contractor on the site - admitting to breaches of health and safety regulations, meaning the man may seek damages.
This comes after an unnamed worker at the Nabignai Investment Company suffered a serious head injury when he fell five metres at a development site in London.
Posted by Helen Jones
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