Michael Lavery acts for Tomkinson Heating Ltd at Inquest

December 4, 2014

Michael Lavery from Exchange Chambers is acting for Tomkinson Heating Ltd at the Inquest into the death of heating engineer James Jackson.

Mr Jackson died in hospital after a boiler fell on him as he was trying to unload it.  He had had been trying to unload the boiler outside Sacred Heart Church in GortonManchester, when the incident happened.

Workmates from Tomkinson Heating Ltd, based in Macclesfield, managed to lift the boiler off him and called 999 for an ambulance.  Mr Jackson was rushed to Manchester Royal Infirmary with serious crush injuries, including a fractured right ankle and fractures to the left side of his pelvis.  A scan at the hospital’s surgical trauma unit found no damage to his internal organs.

Doctors decided not to operate on Mr Jackson’s fractures but instead opted to treat him by keeping his ankle in plaster and allowing the pelvis to heal over several weeks.

During his stay at the MRI he was given painkillers and anti-clotting drugs to reduce the risk of blood clots while he was immobile.

However, Manchester Coroner’s Court heard that on his fifth day in hospital the divorced dad-of-two, of Treem Close in Macclesfield, began to complain of stomach pains.

He later reported the problem had subsided – but two days later he said it had returned.

That afternoon he told a nurse he was in considerable pain and asked for extra pain relief.

She went to fetch the medication – but when she returned found he had suffered a cardiac arrest.

The hospital’s emergency team was called but Mr Jackson could not be revived.