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Yorkshire Traction Company v Health and Safety Executive

30 March 2012

Yorkshire Traction Company, the owner of Stagecoach Yorkshire, a bus company operating in South Yorkshire, has been fined following an incident in which an apprentice was trapped under a 14 tonne bus when its air suspension failed.

Young (Deceased) v Western Power Distribution (South West) plc (2003) The Times, August 19, CA

29 August 2008

Barry Young worked for Western Power Distribution (then South Western Electricity Board) from 1959 until 1994 when he retired on medical grounds. During the course of his employment, he was intermittently exposed to contact with asbestos. He became unwell in 1991 and was told by his consultant thoracic surgeon that he had an asbestos-related malignant mesothelioma. This advice was based on a histological report by another doctor, Dr Ibrahim, suggesting the probability of mesothelioma but recognising the possibility of adenocarcinoma. A diagnosis of adenocarcinoma would not have supported an asbestos-based industrial injury claim.

Young v Charles Church (Southern) Ltd (1997) Court of Appeal, 24 April 1997

4 July 2006

Y, a scaffolder’s labourer, saw a workmate electrocuted when a 20 foot scaffolding pole which he was carrying touched a 33,000 volt overhead power line. Y suffered post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). He claimed compensation from his employer. At first instance his claim was rejected because he had suffered no physical injury. Y appealed to the Court of Appeal.