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19th December 2017
‘Building regulations are leaving room for shortcuts’
Dame Judith Hackitt, the woman leading a review into fire safety after the Grenfell Tower blaze has said. More…

7th November 2017
Little boy's finger sliced on Stevens Park gate in Welling
A little boy had to have part of his finger amputated and sewn back together after a park gate acted like a 'guillotine', his mother has said. More…

30th October 2017
Gate installer jailed and company fined £12k in landmark ruling
The installer responsible for the automatic iron gate which fell on grandmother Jill Lunn, at her home in Norwich in 2013, has been given a 42-month prison sentence. More…

5th October 2017
Mukilteo boy, 10, killed in ‘awful accident’ when iron church gate falls on him
A 10-year-old Everett-area boy was killed Thursday when a heavy wrought iron gate at a church fell on him and he suffered a major head injury, the Mukilteo Fire Department said. More…

29th September 2017
Airdrie garage boss killed by swinging gate in storm
A garage boss may not have been killed by a swinging gate during a storm if a colleague had been with him to help on the fateful morning, a sheriff has ruled. More…

14th September 2017
Jill Lunn death: Norwich man convicted of manslaughter by gross negligence
Jill Lunn, aged 56, died at her home in Field Lane, Blofield, on the evening of Wednesday 17 April 2013, when she became trapped under an electronically powered gate that had come off its rails and fallen on top of her. More…

29th August 2017
57 year old woman crushed by electronic gate dies in Israel
57-year-old killed in northern Israel while on her way to work; baby badly injured in car crash on Route 4. More…

Added 24th August 2017
4 year old Manchester boy killed by falling gate in Italy
A four-year-old boy has been crushed to death after a 450lb iron gate fell on him. Angelo Quirino, from Manchester, was visiting family members south of Rome. An investigation has been launched to determine how the gate fell on the boy More…

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