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Roundtuit  
#1 Posted : 07 May 2021 18:28:48(UTC)
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Roundtuit

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9554341/Family-railway-worker-died-Covid-spat-win-battle-inquest.html

Senior north London Coroner Andrew Walker has said an inquest is justified as they 'may have been human error' leading to her death. 

In his decision, he cited concerns about the lack of PPE and evidence which shows that two other workers at the same station also contracted the virus.

Two other workers, in London, on public transport, in the middle of a public health pandemic?????????

Roundtuit  
#2 Posted : 07 May 2021 18:28:48(UTC)
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Roundtuit

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9554341/Family-railway-worker-died-Covid-spat-win-battle-inquest.html

Senior north London Coroner Andrew Walker has said an inquest is justified as they 'may have been human error' leading to her death. 

In his decision, he cited concerns about the lack of PPE and evidence which shows that two other workers at the same station also contracted the virus.

Two other workers, in London, on public transport, in the middle of a public health pandemic?????????

peter gotch  
#3 Posted : 08 May 2021 12:43:14(UTC)
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peter gotch

Hi Roundtuit

Not entirely convinced by the narrative, but I think that an inquest is an appropriate decision, in the absence of signs of a public inquiry (on the broader issue of how the pandemic has been managed) being imminent.

...and to be fair to the DM (somewhat reluctantly!) it wasn't two other workers on public transport in the whole of London, but two others at Victoria.

CptBeaky  
#4 Posted : 10 May 2021 08:39:38(UTC)
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CptBeaky

Not sure what PPE would have prevented this. Given that face coverings are not supposed to protect the wearer, what exactly is being proposed? What PPE would have prevented this person from contracting COVID-19, even if we assume they did contract it at work? Should they have been supplied with a full hazmat suit? Is that reasonable?

Brian Hagyard  
#5 Posted : 10 May 2021 14:43:04(UTC)
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Brian Hagyard

Dont you just love Coroner's   at times! The advice we have all been given unless working in lab or care situation is that PPE is not needed. If this is upheld then do we have to provide FFP2/3 masks for anyone who may be "spat at" during thier work activity? So anyone working with the public. And we would not be talking just about COVID but any virul disease. As i have said from day 1 this should be a public health situation not a H&S situation

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aud on 12/05/2021(UTC)
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