Widow fights for ‘justice’

The wife of an HGV driver who died after being struck by falling metal tubes being unloaded from his lorry by a forklift truck driver has spoken of her loss 'Father-of-three Robert Ismay died on 6 December 2012 aged 42
The wife of an HGV driver who died after being struck by falling metal tubes being unloaded from his lorry by a forklift truck driver has spoken of her loss 'Father-of-three Robert Ismay died on 6 December 2012 aged 42
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The widow of an HGV driver killed by falling metal tubes being unloaded from his lorry by a forklift truck driver at a Sheffield firm has spoken of her loss.

Last month a 10-day Sheffield inquest into 42-year-old father-of-three Robert Ismay’s death in December 2012 found a series of failings by Daver Steels in Pitsmoor – the company to which he was delivering the steel.

Robert’s wife of just seven months, Michelle, who had been in a relationship with him for 11 years and is mum to their three children aged two to seven, said: “Robert’s death has devastated the entire family.

“It was very difficult to hear evidence at the inquest which suggested there were shortcomings which may have contributed to his death.

“Nothing can turn back the clock and bring my husband back, but I hope by speaking out it reminds companies about the importance of keeping workers safe and protecting them.

“I’m determined Robert’s death will not be in vain and, with help from my legal team at Irwin Mitchell, I hope one day to see justice for the fact our children have been left without their father.”

The family live in Sowerby, North Yorkshire.