A man has been paralysed after breaking his neck in a freak funfair accident at Blackpool Pleasure Beach. Robert Sycamore, 58, was injured while riding on a 50mph roller coaster and is now on a life support machine. Firefighters had to him free from the ride and he was rushed to the Royal Preston Hospital. Mr Sycamore was visiting the resort with his family and chose the 70-year-old Grand National wooden roller coaster as the first ride of the day with his great nephew Harry Parlour, 13. But as the carriages sped along his body became limp and he slumped into the cart. It is understood former JCB driver Robert suffered from spondylitis, an inflammation of the vertebrae in the back.
personal injury allegedly sustained at work. A private prosecution, brought by Axa Commercial Lines and Personal Intermediary, secured a conviction for Paul Gustar on two counts of insurance fraud. The jury at Truro Crown Court took just 42 minutes to unanimously find Gustar guilty. On handing down a three year jail sentence to Gustar, suspended for two years, His Honour Judge Harvey Clark said: "This insurance company is entirely justified in bringing this prosecution [and] its purpose has been to deter insurance fraud. I must pass sentence in recognition of this." Noting that Gustar's wife was of a "fragile state of mind" and relied to a significant...Read more
Common types of workplace injuryDepending on the working environment and the type of work being done, injuries at work can vary. Here are some of the more...
The man killed when his rally car plunged into water was named as Ryan Bradley today. The Co Derry man was taking part in the Down rally outside Castlewellan, Co Down when his Mk 2 Escort crashed into a wall leaving the Lackan Road and dived into Lough Island Reavy reservoir. His co-driver, named locally as Gerard Mullan, managed a miraculous escape from the car and he was rushed to Newry’s Daisy Hill hospital. His condition wasn’t thought to be life threatening tonight. The fire brigade launched a boat and police divers went to the rescue but nothing could be done to save the Kilrea man who remained trapped in the crashed car for a number of hours before rescue workers were finally able to free him. The tragic man’s heartbroken parents Sharon and Joe...Read more
Almost four months after the six-car accident on the New Jersey Turnpike that sent Tracy Morgan to the hospital and killed a fellow passenger, the famed comedian is still "struggling to recover," his lawyer said. Benedict Morelli, Morgan's lawyer, was shocked and "very upset" when Walmart filed a response to his client's lawsuit in New Jersey federal court earlier this week, partially blaming the injuries on Morgan and the other passengers for not wearing their seatbelts. The company's filing stated that if the passengers had been wearing safety restraints, “all or a portion of the injuries could have been diminished or minimized.” "All of my clients have had traumatic brain injuries and they are all extremely injured," Morelli told ABC News. "It is actually an embarrassment that they are putting in an answer...Read more